Author Archives: Billy

Philosophy of a 4-year-old

Setting: back yard T: “I wish it was pillow day. Where there are pillows everywhere.” Dad: “Pillows everywhere?” T: “Yeah, and all the pillows are filled with candy.” On not having arms “Without arms you couldn’t throw out the compost.” … Continue reading

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Things Grownups Do

(according to Teresa) Put out balloons for birthday parties Reach the sink1 Make a hole in the ground Drink coffee Make a happy face Grow flowers Pull out weeds Eat sour plant2 Make honey water3 And that’s all. 1 Without … Continue reading

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Parental responsibility: resolving disputes. Teresa: Dad, Maya said that difficult is hard. And I said that difficult is easy. Can you please tell the best way? Me: Mm-hmm. Is difficult easy for you? Teresa: Yes.

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Time and Beauty

Here is an article that I just read that I love. It describes time as an emergent property of the universe; that is, it’s not a fundamental thing—instead, it arises from other, more basic things. I’m not sure what those … Continue reading

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Focus Distance

Ever since I was little, I liked to see what I could do with my eyes. Cross them (which I learned from Mom), shake them (which I learned from a fellow fourth-grader), focus and de-focus them (which I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Era Technology

Me: Can you imagine not having computers? Georgia: Yeah; Laura and Mary didn’t. That’s right, in Little House on the Prairie, they didn’t have computers.

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Now, in yellow

We finally got the camera and computer working together again: Billy, Bahiyyih, Teresa, Maya, and Georgia

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Some Desktop Backgrounds

Lately, I’ve been reading little bits from The Tabernacle of Unity, a recent translation of some of Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings. I haven’t gotten very far in the book, partly because I’ve wanted to keep some of its excerpts around in a … Continue reading

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More work, more progress

Here are the fruits of Bahiyyih‘s and my latest collaboration. To the tune of The first one is the first one: Oh, the fish swim in the ocean The sharks swim in the sea Won’t some kindly mer[maid/man] Come and … Continue reading

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Sushi with Local Materials

Sustainability. Ownership. Using local materials. Georgia: Can I have some soft white rice? Me: Sure. [Georgia was sick today, with a stomach bug, so rice is probably a good idea]          Umm, wait. I don’t think we have any. The girls … Continue reading

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