Families, Grudges, and Reconciliation

I had a falling out a while back with one of my sisters. It was one of your standard fallings out — basically miscommunication and misunderstanding. Since we’re too old to kick each other in the shins and go tell Mom, we basically haven’t spoken in months. If I thought hard enough, I could remember … Read more

More about Chris

Yesterday, I posted about how impressed I was with Chris’ performance. I went back tonight, and even though there were some changes to the performance that detracted a little (not Chris’ decisions), it was still incredible entertainment. I have a couple video clips taken with our little digital still camera. The video quality is terrible, … Read more

The Joy of Being Outdone

Maybe it’s because I always feel old around my birthday, but every once and a while, I’m awestruck when young people do amazing things. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you know what I mean, but you don’t have to be a parent to experience it. I think what really gets my goat is when … Read more

Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day to all my ‘merican readers, and Happy Wednesday to everyone else. After walking in the parade this morning, Donna and I decided to go to Burger King for lunch, and let the kids play in the playland. That’s us, enjoying the air conditioning. Later we have a barbecue and then giant colorful … Read more

Lydia, Oh, Lydia

This video clip is kinda special for my family. Our daughter, Lydia, really likes it. I’m sure you’ll see why. πŸ™‚ [flv:http://web.mac.com/shawnp0wers/lydia.flv 400 300] It probably violates copyright of some sort, but for reference sake, it’s The Muppet Show, Season 1, Episode 2. Enjoy!


One of the stops we made on our recent vacation was at St. Augustine. It’s the oldest city in the country, or some such thing. Honestly, history really isn’t my thing — but it was also the first time I’ve ever seen the ocean. In fact, no one in my family had ever seen the … Read more

In Georgia

Whew. We’re in Georgia. It was a long, but enjoyable day. Amanda’s Day 1 log is on her site, and since it’s 11:30, and I want to go to bed — I’ll send you there. πŸ™‚ http://amanda.meetthepowers.com

Florida, baby!

We’re leaving for an 8 day trip to Florida today. I’ll do my best to post from the road, but I urge you to read my daughter Amanda’s trip blog. Her teacher assigned her the task of journaling every day, and we’re posting it for her class (and the world, I guess) to see. Stop … Read more