Tuesday, December 23, 2008

... and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the warm fuzzies that go with it ... from our hearts to yours.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

big boy bed

mom reads jack a bedtime story in his new bed. unfortunately the new bed did not solve the getting out of bed problem we've been having ... sigh. i suggested duct-taping him in bed, lynne vetoed that idea. i think it would work tho.

Monday, December 15, 2008

more about the big three

Nation doesn't owe Michigan a dime - or does it?

a column written by Charles Slat about the reluctance of The U.S. Senate or The U.S. Congress to lend a hand to Detroit mentions some interesting facts about income taxes. I was unaware Michigan has been such a cash cow for Washington, so why are we getting the cold shoulder?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

the big three

i have mixed feelings about our taxes supporting detroit's auto manufacturers. they have built and sustained a quality of life in michigan that is immeasurable. i'm sure in some way i have benefitted from their succes, HOWEVER, this frontline documentary asks some pretty tough questions and makes me have less mixed feelings and more angry feelings.

Monday, December 8, 2008

love my job today

it was a pretty typical news assignment for me. a local school making christmas cards for soldiers. we do this every year and its hard to photograph anything original ... but i find any assignment with children fun. adults can be too shy or concerned about themselves and children seem to lack the self-consciousness. the kids do like having the newspaper in the classroom and its usually a lot of fun. today was one of those assignments and as i was leaving one of the little boys i had photographed gave me this note. i love my job today.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

santa comes early

santa came early to nana and papa's house (lynne's parents) and look what he brought us ...