Category Archives: life

No training wheels!

I can report that today Ludi finally learned to ride her bike without training wheels. She is the first of the kids to do it. I am a very proud dad! UPDATE (Sept. 20, 2016): I was so proud that … Continue reading

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Trip to San Antonio 2016

Here are a few scenes from our recent trip down south to Texas.

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Finding Fire Capt. Frank J. Becker

My great-grandfather Frank Becker was a fireman. I knew that he had been promoted to captain at some point, and some relatives had once told me they thought it had been covered on TV or in the newspaper. I wanted … Continue reading

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Viper Bots go to the Capitol

On March 3, Jadzia and her Viper Bots teammates joined the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for a STEM expo at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

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Jadzia: District spelling bee champ!

Ferguson-Florissant, there’s a new champ in town. Jadzia won first place in the district-wide spelling bee!

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The Viper Bots

This year, our elementary school introduced a new Girl Scouts robotics team. I was asked if I might like to help out. I like programming and Legos, so I thought it sounded like it could be fun. I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Our great summer: San Antonio

What would summer be without a trip to San Antonio to see all our family? Evenings spent swimming in Nan’s pool, the buzz of cicadas, the tinkling of wind chimes, the dry heat.

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Our great summer: Swim lessons

For the last several years our kids have taken swim lessons at January-Wabash Park.

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Our great summer: Ferguson swim team

This summer we embarked on a new adventure: Ludi joined the Ferguson Swim Team.

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Our great summer: Science and reading

This summer our kids had more science and library activities than ever before. In June, Vogt Elementary held a weeklong “Scary Science” camp at the school. Each day there was a scary theme, like making a mummy or eating bugs. … Continue reading

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