Archive for the 'Family' Category

February 14th, 2010

It’s Not Not a Tumah

Kim, my wife, has had numbness (lack of sensation, but not lack of muscle control) in her face off-and-on for as long as I’ve known her–usually correlated with stress. On December 9th, 2009 it started again. By December 12th, the numbness was constant. She went to our doctor who prescribed a course of steroids. That […]

August 21st, 2009


Tuesday was our office’s annual Lagoon party. (Lagoon is a local amusement park.) I took many photos of my family and other Lagoonishness. I think this is my favorite: I posted a selection of other favorites on Flickr.

November 24th, 2008

Princess Birthday

My youngest child just turned 6. She had a Princess-themed birthday party. I took this picture just before the party:

November 7th, 2008

Bowling and IHOP

Last night we went bowling. My oldest daughter has a high school P.E. class, and for her grade she has to bowl two games with an average score higher than 100. We spent $70 on bowling, but didn’t manage to get the required score. I disapprove of that grading system, but I enjoyed bowling with […]

October 16th, 2008

My dad died yesterday.

My dad, Allen Thrower, died yesterday peacefully at home in his sleep. He was 73 years old. He wrote many stories about his life, which I have begun to post on his posthumous blog at There’s also a page about Allen Thrower for anyone interested.

October 8th, 2008

Walking With Kids

I took these photos on a walk with my kids today. My instructions for this photo were "go stand by that fence." (No, he’s not actually beating her with a bottle of water in a sock, but that was the effect he was going for.) Mum’s the word (because I can’t spell chrysanthemum). Eureka! Eureka! […]

August 17th, 2008


We went to Lagoon (an amusement park) on Thursday. Here’s my favorite picture from the day: Other photos from the day (and from at least one other trip) are in my Lagoon photoset on Flickr.

August 11th, 2008

Visiting my parents

On Saturday I got to spend three hours at my parents’ house, visiting them with my son. Their 44th wedding anniversary was Friday. At one point during our visit, we were outside and it started raining, so we stood on the covered porch. I took pictures. Here’s one of my son: Here’s another. A water […]