"At age 2 or so, Daddy coming through the door fixes EVERYTHING wrong in a little girl’s world. That smile and cry of “Daddy” will be etched upon your soul. Remember that when you’re angry. Read. Read as part of the routine. We read before nap. We read before bed. It becomes an associated behavior. Puzzles are another great activity. Finally, raise her to understand she doesn’t need a man to make it in this world. She needs to be able to take care of herself, and that includes all life skills. Getting married is not an end state. Don’t let her get sucked in to that ideology. Shoot a bow. Build a fire. Be good at math. Mow the lawn. Change a tire. Prepare her for a tough world."

David M.

Special Ops Parenting Tips

"Oh, and you will not get sleep. Babies make Ranger School look like a slumber party. Good luck - the delivery room made this four-deployment Ranger weep."

Mack

Special Ops Parenting Tips

"If she’s not tired, hungry, or dirty, she probably just needs to be close to you. You can’t hold her too much."

William W.

Special Ops Parenting Tips

Humans as checkboxes = Loss of history, and reality

(This is similar to what’s happening in healthcare as trauma patient care now becomes an exercise in checking computer form boxes before any treatment can begin. “Excuse me, Mr/Mrs car accident victim. I know you’re bleeding out but could you please tell me your preferred gender identity so I can start dispensing some medication?”)

Monday morning greeting me
rmpagnt:

Melon misfire to the face. Potent smile remover…
source (http://gifsoup.com/view/1752963/watermelon-to-the-face.html)

Monday morning greeting me

rmpagnt:

Melon misfire to the face. Potent smile remover…

source (http://gifsoup.com/view/1752963/watermelon-to-the-face.html)

Father and son in a rare moment
I love it when he smiles. Will miss him when he leaves home.

Father and son in a rare moment

I love it when he smiles. Will miss him when he leaves home.

licnologia:

Taken by my father, on Allagash River, of our family dog: Eulalie.

licnologia:

Taken by my father, on Allagash River, of our family dog: Eulalie.

(via cestbeauhandwork)

The Anglo-Saxons and Their Language

Read chapter 1 (The Anglo-Saxons and Their Language) for a quick primer of the history of English, and a critique of Bede’s cultural displacement history in light of mounting DNA evidence.

Introduction to Old English

http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/resources/IOE/index.html

Run!

Run!

(Source: needlemind, via opticallyaroused)