Nothing can ruin your summer more than having the flu for a week. I’d rather be caught outside in the forest without any bug spray than go through another week like that. Here’s randomly assorted list of thoughts for this Tuesday morning.

There is no bigger lock for this Christmas than Santa bringing the just announced LeapPad tablets for Mason and Jude.  LeapFrog products have never been a disappointment to the kids (or to Keturah and I).  The first paragraph of this New York Times article is spot on…

All parents who own an iPad know this: Their kids want to play with the iPad as much as they do, and that means they have to share.

It’s probably worth another blog post, but a story last week on NPR touches upon some of the reasons why Keturah and I moved the family away from San Francisco.  Census data is now confirming what we suspected as reality –  families are leaving SF.

Some good fall tours shaping up.  Wilco is playing the Wang Center in Boston in September.  Definitely in for that.1 And The Pixies are touring some small venues and out of the way towns.  Places like Hampton Beach, NH and Waterbury, CT.  The chance to see The Pixies at a small venue is definitely intriguing.


  1. And the new single sounds good.  Hope that bodes well for the rest of the album coming out this fall.