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2022-11-26: Buckeyes lost, but we had a good time watching the game with the kids. How Firm Thy Friendship.

2022-11-26: It’s game day in Ohio. I was trying to explain to my students here in Tempe the level of commitment …

2022-11-25: Oh, hello, Strep and Hand Foot and Mouth, so nice to see you both again. Since you were just here a …

2022-11-25: My Black Friday shopping ritual is pretty straight forward. I don’t. Instead, I sleep in and then …

2022-11-24: To retain some peace and quiet today, I’ll be off most (it not all) of the day. Happy Thanksgiving …

2022-11-23: It’s all fun and games until the kids jump into the trunk of the minivan and squash the pumpkin pie.

2022-11-23: In a shocking update, kids who go to bed late will still wake up at pre-dawn hours. You don’t know …

2022-11-22: I just informed an international graduate student about Trader Joe’s and his eyes lit up as if …

2022-11-22: I already ready to begin my graze of pre-feast treats for the Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s go, …

2022-11-21: So glad we bought ice earlier this past weekend. Already sold out at our local grocery store as the …

2022-11-20: I don’t think I need to repeat myself, but it’s the Sunday of Thanksgiving, so having pumpkin pie …

2022-11-19: Biting your younger brother is, I must admit, one of the more novel applications of the “it was …

2022-11-18: Look, I’m not an expert and don’t have strong priors on this. I very well could be wrong. But… and …

2022-11-17: Barrel full day between meeting, teaching, meetings, and teaching. Whew.

2022-11-16: Who is the most underrated franchise player in any sport?

2022-11-15: It’s all fun and games until your little brother whacks you with an aluminium mixing bowl in what he …

2022-11-14: The big kid called to remind me that I must leave work early today so we can hang out longer because …

2022-11-13: Sprinting across the Charlotte airport was not on my agenda this morning. Made it. Barely.

2022-11-13: Thankfully I do not need to adjust to the weather. Flying back to sunny, and much warmer, Tempe this …

2022-11-12: I had a suspicion last night that my conference was going too good, that, statistically speaking, I …

2022-11-11: I was expecting a marvelous display of injury from the plenary lecture, but MacIntyre shows no sign …

2022-11-10: I need to minister my time well when at a conference with so many good panels and lots of old …

2022-11-09: I’m certain about few things in life but among them, seeing old friends from grad school later …

2022-11-08: Elections are about building consensus, not necessarily winning over enemies. Off I go to my polling …

2022-11-07: I’m still reading through the comments from my manuscript review two weeks ago. So much …

2022-11-06: Sometimes weekends are an echo of the weekdays. Pre-dawn and the kids are up. Thankfully, …

2022-11-05: Next up, a book I started before the pandemic and put down during it. Now I have time to give it my …

2022-11-05: As much as I want to exempt myself from yard work this morning, it’s gotta get done.

2022-11-04: Deep admiration for my wife who is at her third pediatric appointment this week (twice alone) to …

2022-11-04: 🗞️ Professors and academics will stay on Twitter—for now Mostly confirms my priors the network …

2022-11-03: I’m waiting for Apple to give the iPhone Pro a USB-C port before I upgrade, but man the new …

2022-11-03: “As a born-and-bred Californian, I naturally think of RTOR as God’s will.” Kevin …

2022-11-03: First the wife, now one of the kids is down with strep. If another one goes down, I might be …

2022-11-02: Taylor Swift, Straussian

2022-11-02: Pre-dawn coffee in peace and quiet is an underrated joy, especially when the kids are still …

2022-11-01: The figure on Wednesday’s powerball is getting absurd.

2022-10-31: And we’re off marauding for candy. 📷 Let’s just say the baby is uninterested in the games her …

2022-10-30: Last weekend we had pozole at the church festival. 📷 My kid loves dramatic effect. But… he approves.

2022-10-24: We had an eventful weekend. 📷

2022-10-17: Welp. I can cross off waiting for the police to arrive to give a report after being harassed by …

2022-10-16: Not only did I kinda my Padres beating the Dodgers because I was hosting a manuscript workshop, I …

2022-10-11: Ladies and gentlemen, Seven years old. 📷

2022-10-11: Murder She Wrote was my mom’s favorite show as a kid. My sister and I loved to watch it with her …

2022-10-07: Dinner, a story in three acts.

2022-10-07: The pozole at Great Wolf Lodge might be in the top five I’ve had in Phoenix. Who knew?!🍳

2022-10-06: Great Wolf Lodge for the kids’ birthday (two of them, next week). If I survive, AMA. 📷

2022-10-05: “we are currently unaware of any evidence that Hans cheated in this game, and we do not advocate for …

2022-10-04: 2 years ago to the day, the big kid lost his first tooth just days before his 5th birthday. Tonight, …

2022-10-02: “Look, guys, some people have the Constitution or drugs. I have October.” —my wife

2022-09-30: Remember the time I bought an expensive wine to share with my wife who had a rough week and then my …

2022-09-25: Flew through Dulles this week for the first time in ages. He was a great statesman, and we should do …

2022-09-21: Snagged the first pumpkin pie of the season. Somewhat early, but it was on sale. It did not …

2022-09-14: First time for everything I suppose. Arrived before TSA has opened security.

2022-09-08: Less than a week away from my (first) trip to Canada. Anyone from Montreal who has tips on good food …

2022-09-01: TFW when you discover an extra 3,000 words for your book manuscript that didn’t transfer over …

2022-08-29: So our A/C went out in the middle of the night. Here’s hoping (a) we can get a technician out to …

2022-08-20: Nicole Auerbach on the 8 billion dollar BigTen media rights deal.

2022-08-17: The Big Bang didn’t happen 🗞🧐

2022-08-14: Waiting, almost time. 📷

2022-08-14: Flight delay. 📷

2022-08-13: Nothing says back to school like two kids with fevers and a rash. 🤙🏽

2022-08-04: And just like that, a first grader. 📷

2022-07-30: It was a great night last night with the guys. 📷

2022-07-24: If you’re looking for a way to get your mind of your writing, or any creative work, so that you come …

2022-07-23: Fantastic energy at Chase Field tonight. 📷⚾️

2022-07-22: Never fun when the little ones are sick, especially for the little ones. Number two was so sad, …

2022-07-09: Fatherhood is eighty percent just turning off lights behind your kids. The other half is flushing …

2022-07-08: First date night since the before times, belatedly(*) celebrating 8 wonderful years.(**) (*) No. 2 …

2022-07-02: A Big Ten welcome to USC and UCLA.

2022-07-01: I can confirm that a cheese grater, if properly sharp and well maintained, can take a deep chunk of …

2022-07-01: Take maths seriously, folks.

2022-06-22: I am not wholly persuaded by this novel proposition for selecting SCOTUS Justices, but maybe. …

2022-06-21: “But our holding in Espinoza turned on the substance of free exercise protections, not on the …

2022-06-19: As Father’s Day gifts go, hard to beat the goldfish my daughter (18mo) shoved into my mouth while …

2022-06-19: Happy Fathers Day, everyone!

2022-06-18: Paco (4yo) didn’t think he was dirty enough to justify a bath. So he put it hands in his spaghetti …

2022-06-11: My wife has a flair for the dramatic. 🔥

2022-06-10: I’m uninstalling Emacs and moving my config files into archive. As powerful as it is, …

2022-06-06: Every year for my birthday, my kids “surprise” me with a home made cake or cupcakes. It takes more …

2022-06-06: I didn’t watch the WWDC keynote. But I did take the kids to their first swim lessons. 📷

2022-06-05: My birthday is tomorrow, but my wife is impatient. So she made me a drink before dinner and put in …

2022-06-04: Just got back from a pool party at a colleague’s. I took the oldest. Best decision ever. He got to …

2022-05-30: “Dad, how do you know stuff about the past?” “I’m a dad. I know almost everything.“ “Oh yeah, who …

2022-05-27: Something something, run, don’t walk to see Top Gun Maverick. I cannot recall the last time the …

2022-05-15: Beautiful blood moon tonight. We were able to see it at a reasonable hour in Arizona. Kids loved it. …

2022-05-11: Is anyone using logseq, and if so, what are you doing with it?

2022-05-11: Hashtag “girl dad” 📷

2022-05-08: We let momma hit up brunch and a brewery, alone, this morning after Mass. Then we joined her for the …

2022-05-08: Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

2022-05-06: Queued up for the evening. First time for the kiddos. She’s not even in Wonderland and their already …

2022-04-26: Here’s a first for me: Received a marketing email from a company I’ve never done …

2022-04-26: A modest proposal: If university libraries are going to lean into eBooks over physical books, they …

2022-04-24: Life in lockdown held back under-fives, via The Guardian

2022-04-22: Back at the pool. 📷

2022-04-21: Poolside. The kiddos and their cousins shut it down. 📷

2022-04-20: Always good to get out of grading purgatory.

2022-04-19: Email from Feed Wrangler that it’s shutting down. Here’s many great years of RSS …

2022-04-16: O Vere Beate Nox 📷 Easter Vigil at his request. Deo Gratias.

2022-04-16: Moving brick and doing yard work this morning. This little companion was a stowaway on one of the …

2022-04-15: I have the seen the future and it’s a two-stage, 5/8 horsepower, noise dampened garbage disposal. …

2022-04-12: I love Emacs—it’s text manipulation power is unrivaled. But sometimes maintaining packages and …

2022-04-11: When you want to hangout with dad but didn’t have nap time today. 📷

2022-04-11: When mommy walks away. 📷

2022-04-09: County Fair We had a fun evening last night. Many thanks to the Maricopa County Fair organizers and staff. The …

2022-04-02: As rivalries go, it’s fitting that UNC is the one to beat Duke. Congrats Coach K. Wonderful career.

2022-03-30: 🛫 To Nashville for a conference.

2022-03-27: 19 years ago I bought a “Queensland” Starbucks mug in Australia. This morning it slipped from my …

2022-03-25: 🏀 Saint Peter’s!

2022-03-21: I found my new Safari homepage, Plain text sports. ❤️

2022-03-21: Fleeing Mariupol, one checkpoint at a time. We were the last journalists in Mariupol. Now there are …

2022-03-19: First MLB game for the bid kiddo at Spring Training. We got better seats than we deserved, I’ll tell …

2022-03-15: ⚾️ My original seat locations for Angels spring training were taken already—so the ticketing office …

2022-03-11: It’s Friday Lent, puffy fish tacos? 🙋🏽‍♂️🌮

2022-03-11: A public service announcement on Daylight Savings from Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo.

2022-03-10: Having to decide between a new or used transmission or a new (newer-used) car was not on my bingo …

2022-03-10: My wife reminds me this morning that it’s one year since receiving my second vaccine shot. I had …

2022-03-09: kharkiv Diary, via American Purpose.

2022-03-08: PSA for those keyboard shortcut users on Mac who suddenly are wondering why CMD+I opens mail.app, I …

2022-03-06: Considering Options in Ukraine, me at Providence Journal. I’ll post a TLDR thread later.

2022-03-06: 🏀 There is something about the nature of enduring sports rivals that makes UNC beating Duke last …

2022-03-04: For those following me here on the blog or via micro.blog, just a note that I’ve been on …

2022-02-26: When geopolitics hits home: Just saw a gas station up it’s price 7¢ on the marquee as I was driving …

2022-02-25: Today, I’m one of several chaperones for my kindergartner’s first field trip. Off to see the The …

2022-02-25: It took way too long to reconcile my budget for the end-of-month. The wife and kids will still have …

2022-02-24: Mark Tooley has it about right: So maybe Putin’s overreach in Ukraine will ultimately destroy him. …

2022-02-23: It seems that the war has started. A lot will remain in flux in the coming hours and days. Keep that …

2022-02-19: When your the dad of boys: for helping me wash the car they get a treat. They get to accompany me to …

2022-02-16: I’m supposed to take my kiddo for his first MLB game in a couple of weeks. I won’t be …

2022-02-14: I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, didn’t even see scores until the morning. I’m surprised how deeply …

2022-02-13: Wow, yeah. This is wild.

2022-02-12: A tired book shopper.

2022-02-10: First time inside Chik-fil-A since the before times. 🐓📷 Needless to say, the kiddo was very happy …

2022-02-10: Coffee and Bayes. My friends who know me will laugh at what has befallen me. ☕️

2022-02-08: The audacity of a school administrator trying to end run around parents who, respectively, have a …

2022-02-05: Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kushner A quick family photo after the Mass. (Note the water all over …

2022-02-05: Some personally news—“Daddy” is officially 4/4 the first word for the babies. My wife conceded …

2022-02-05: 🖖🏽 Unpopular opinion: Star Trek Discovery isn’t very good. It suffers from too many …

2022-02-04: Wrapping up day two of my annual sinus infection. Hoping it clears up so I attend my friend’s …

2022-02-02: “… reading on a smartphone elicits fewer sighs, promotes brain overactivity in the prefrontal …

2022-02-02: When your son asks you to wear a tie “just because,” you put on that tie. Like a boss.

2022-01-30: Some times you do get a beautiful, well composed, two hour nap on a Sunday. It isn’t all the time, …

2022-01-30: She loves her biggest brother. (Taken at Mass—a rare exception to my no phone policy at church.)

2022-01-30: 🔖 Society has a trust problem. More censorship will only make it worse

2022-01-29: Kids soccer, yet again. It was a warmer start to our weekend soccer games than last week when the reported 55 degrees was …

2022-01-27: Earworm courtesy of a YouTube suggestion, which I did not watch, for the 1812 overture. 🤙🏽

2022-01-27: The Inestimable Mrs. Perez has been working on her tortilla game all week. In my professional, …

2022-01-27: And with that… my Instagram is deleted. (Well, it’s staged for deletion for 30 days and I …

2022-01-25: Yesterday a student admitted to not knowing the meaning of “ripping” a CD. To be …

2022-01-23: What are folks’ best alternatives to Dropbox? Occurs to me, many of the reasons I’ve paid for pro …

2022-01-22: Having a deaf woman acting and interacting completely naturally and normally with the rest of the …

2022-01-19: Full day of teaching, office hours, and students already worried about writing papers. Nature is …

2022-01-18: Early last summer, in a fit of a desperation, I read the first few of Shakespeare’s Sonnets to get …

2022-01-15: 🎥 Great Recordings — Random Access Memory

2022-01-15: I’m not ready for her to be a beautiful toddler. But she runs ahead to her future anyway. 📷: the …

2022-01-15: Sometimes you have to start your coffee day with an espresso and then move on to a pour over. Today …

2022-01-14: One year!

2022-01-13: Back at it for another season ⚽️ First practice for the kiddos today.

2022-01-11: Dad life. Baby girl (1yo on Friday), screaming bloody murder for mom, and then at hand off, stops, …

2022-01-11: In a first for student emails. The entire email—greeting, body, salutation—is in the subject line.

2022-01-09: How to course prep for the first day of class tomorrow when your wife is recovering from Covid, and …

2022-01-08: As a general rule, real estate agents randomly texting folks at 9:30pm on a weekend asking if his …

2022-01-08: What's in my RSS right now Earlier in the week, I posted on what apps and subscriptions I have currently, going into 2022. I …

2022-01-06: 🎥 Streaming Music Sucks. It’s supposed to be parody, but—and hear me out—he’s not …

2022-01-06: A year ago was a rough day for Americans. I wrote this shortly after, and I’d like to think it …

2022-01-06: My wife tested positive yesterday, after onset of mild-moderate symptoms. (None for me, not even a …

2022-01-05: 🗞 The Performative Demonstration of Education, via @benwerd. Ultimately, we don’t care so much …

2022-01-05: 🗞 Your Attention Didn’t Collapse, It Was Stolen Brutal. See also, Deep Work

2022-01-04: 🗞 How to watch movies “3b. If you don’t “get” a classic movie with good pedigree, 3/4 of the …

2022-01-04: Home screen & subscriptions in 2022 I meant to post this on the first, but then forgot. Thankfully, other microbloggers posted their …

2022-01-02: 📻 Dawn Chorus high in the French Pyrenees You’re welcome.

2022-01-02: Anno Domini MMXXII Yesterday was a lovely, restful start to the new year. Since the kids we’re up late to watch the …

2022-01-01: Daily Stoic Journal 📚 I’m teaching a course on political leadrship this semester (only ten days until classes …

2022-01-01: ☕️ Second pot of the new year. We’re definitely consuming a lot of the good stuff this year. (Not …

2022-01-01: Resolved, 2022 TL;DR: My changes, and updates for (mostly) personal social media use I’m very much looking …

2021-12-31: Watched New Year in NYC with the kiddos. As far as their concerned it’s 2022. So, thus, it is for …

2021-12-31: 🗞 🎵 Nature in a human crisis pt.3 - Spacewalk Audio Fastest subscribe I’ve done in a while …

2021-12-31: Last thing I did before leaving the office today: writing 2022 on the white board for Monday. Happy …

2021-12-31: 3-ish hours, for 82 lines of code Basically—I’m an idiot when it comes to R code.

2021-12-30: Winter time bliss in Arizona.

2021-12-30: It’s official. In ≈11.5 months, we have a walker. Littlest one is confidently talking 5-6 steps at a …

2021-12-29: 🎶 Earl Jeffers – Resident Adviser, via Soundcloud. Some evening music while I clean up the house now …

2021-12-29: 📚 The Economist’s View of the World: And the Quest for Well-Being by Steven E. Rhoads. Among …

2021-12-29: 🗞 Why has classical music declined? - Marginal REVOLUTION Tyler mentions them, but I’m going with …

2021-12-28: 🎵 The Grey Albumn (Remastered) – A classical I recently rediscovered this morning.

2021-12-28: Second in as many nights with kiddos awake, sick. One with the quintessential croup barking cough, …

2021-12-24: A gem of a read: NORAD’s Santa Tracker and the Spirit of Christmas - The Atlantic

2021-12-24: Haply Holidays and Merry Christmas, everyone. We got our tree up last night, and are all set for …

2021-12-21: pan-covid vaccine on the horizon? US Army Creates Single Vaccine Effective Against All COVID, SARS Variants - Defense One Walter …

2021-12-21: Christmas break reading list, starting with The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of …

2021-12-16: No spoilers, but I saw Spiderman: No-Way Home. Theater was nearly full. First time with two other …

2021-12-11: Afternoon walk with the kids at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

2021-12-11: Question for you fastmail users: do you create an alias/hidden email when signing up for …

2021-12-11: And with that, grading is finished. After I submit final grades to the university, Christmas break …

2021-12-09: First Steps While talking with my wife about yesterday’s awful day for the kindergartner, the baby decided …

2021-12-08: Venting My kindergartner was denied an opportunity to sing at his school’s winter recital today. …

2021-11-27: Hanging out with Gram.

2021-11-25: A wonderful thanksgiving to all of you.

2021-11-24: It’s all fun and games until you find pumpkin pie in your gym shoes. Happy Thanksgiving, my amigos. …

2021-11-20: 🛫 in St. Louis for my second post pandemic work trip. It’ll be a mad dash to the end of the …

2021-11-18: Cheers, y’all.

2021-11-18: 🛬 in STL, Missouri. I had almost forgot what cold feels like.

2021-11-18: Early day. Heading to the airport for my second in-person confrence this fall. It’s starting …

2021-11-09: So tired I shampooed with conditioner and conditioned with… well, yeah.

2021-11-08: Tomorrow I start teaching Camus’s The Plague, and so began re-listening to a podcast my colleague …

2021-11-05: 22 “short” papers graded in a single night. Oof. I got behind and needed those done because midterm …

2021-10-31: Home

2021-10-30: Look. My oldest doesn’t like peanut butter or chocolate. So I’m doing him a favor by taking all his …

2021-10-30: Red Wall

2021-10-29: Cycle

2021-10-28: Underneath Wasn’t trying to emulate the amazing shot from @maique. But while editing another photo, …

2021-10-27: Chaos No surprise, right before bed.

2021-10-26: Bliss

2021-10-25: Gravity

2021-10-24: Connection

2021-10-23: Meaning

2021-10-22: Rest

2021-10-21: Space

2021-10-20: Sport

2021-10-19: Mirror

2021-10-18: Finished

2021-10-17: Compass

2021-10-16: Rotatation

2021-10-15: Ethereal

2021-10-14: Wheels Interestingly enough, this is the first time I’ve not liked VSCO black and white conversion, …

2021-10-13: Animals

2021-10-12: Legend

2021-10-11: Hygge

2021-10-10: Bridge

2021-10-09: Safe

2021-10-08: Twilight

2021-10-07: Spice

2021-10-06: Street

2021-10-05: Toy

2021-10-04: Sharp

2021-10-03: Majority

2021-10-02: Dark

2021-10-01: Touch

2021-09-30: Ohio bound.

2021-09-24: First flight since February 2020! Surreal, but also satisfying.

2021-09-08: Saw a preying mantis at the kiddo’s during drop off today.

2021-08-14: Morning hike with the kiddos at the “A” mountain in Tempe. Was super proud of the kiddos, especially …

2021-08-13: It took an entire week but the kindergartner had a splendid day at school. He’d been apprehensive, …

2021-08-10: Pensive on his way to school. He’s still a little scared and doesn’t go into the classroom right …

2021-08-06: We started kindergarten today! I’d like to say it was a hit, but I can’t. First day jitters with the …

2021-08-04: A fasle start on post-pandemic date night. So last Saturday we got a date night, courtesy of my wife’s sister who was in town. It was our first …

2021-08-03: Here’s a (possibly) mind-blowing fact: just about every time you load a web page on a browser, or …

2021-07-04: Happy Independence Day, folks!

2021-06-27: Reading with grandpa. . . . . . My Dad got his turn to come out and visit. It’s been longer since …

2021-06-27: Reading with grandpa. 📷 My dad drove out to visit us; it’s been two years since we’ve seen him. The …

2021-06-18: Dancing with Gram. . . . . . #shotoniphone #monochrome #iphone12promax #blackandwhite

2021-06-17: Portrait of the missus and the baby. Took this quick snapshot while the three brothers were playing …

2021-06-17: Morning smiles.

2021-06-15: Finally got around to importing my CD (!) archive of old iPhotos libraries into Lightroom and came …

2021-06-13: On Friday, we got our first date night since the before times thanks to my mom who came to visit.

2021-06-13: Date Night, the first since the Before Times.

2021-06-08: Got some developed that has been sitting for a few months. This shot, cropped from 6x6 medium …

2021-06-08: Playtime, Fall 2020.

2021-06-05: My mom came into town this weekend and is enjoying every minute she can with her grandkids.

2021-05-30: Oof. The 3yo just spilled cup of noodles on himself after insisting he could “do it himself.” Poor …

2021-05-29: Feeding the ducks. . . . . #lightroom #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #sonya7ii #sonyalpha

2021-05-29: We did a mini adventure this morning. The baby was up all night, so she wasn’t having it, But her …

2021-05-29: Free space, May 28, 2021. . . . . #vsco #monochrome #iphonography #familytime #iphone12promax

2021-05-29: Walking a grumpy baby back to sleep at 3 AM, for the win.

2021-05-25: For the amount of money folks pay for internet service, you’d think the help desk would be more …

2021-05-24: Hedley Bull, with a useful reminder for those worried about their daily “word count.” …

2021-05-20: @manton, on Twitter Whenever I dip my toe into what’s going on with Twitter, I’m always struck by …

2021-05-20: I was told there would be NO clouds in Arizona. No clouds! I demand to speak with a manager.

2021-05-19: Got my first MRI today. Looks like a bulged disc in my lower back. Wanted to take a photo of the …

2021-05-17: No, not good news at all In China, Apple Compromises on Censorship and Surveillance Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has …

2021-05-15: That’s a wrap on spring soccer. Nacho had his last game today. His coach (and coach’s eldest) were …

2021-05-14: Pizza night so someone doesn’t give a wut wut.

2021-05-12: 2020 International Religious Freedom Report The Department of State submits this annual report to …

2021-05-12: Quick break from the work, and lo! I just past 1700 elo in online chess. (“Rapid” ~ 10-15 min games …

2021-05-10: Quick view from my building. My office is actually one of the windows off the left but this view …

2021-05-08: Almost wrapping up spring soccer. Big kiddo finally learning to kick big. And he may have found his …

2021-05-07: Jobs outlook for the summer Lot of intereesting stuff on the jobs data, From the Washington Post, via @Pratik earlier today: …

2021-05-07: Not that we needed more reason’s to distrust Google. But its kerfuffle with Roku is getting hot. …

2021-05-07: Spent most of yesterday afternoon, evening, and this morning banging my head against the desk …

2021-04-09: J&J slashes April target of vaccine With domestic production of the company’s vaccine still …

2021-04-09: I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget The internet is clever, but it’s not always …

2021-04-07: The true, the good, and the beautiful. Big kiddo has his initial assessment for fall classes at a …

2021-04-06: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired, But then begins …

2021-04-05: Starting Soccer, pt 3 We conclude our three part story on the boys starting soccer this spring. Paco had his first …

2021-04-05: March Madness 2021 I had Michigan winning the tournament (and as a very loyal Ohio State alumnus, I had good reason not …

2021-04-03: Starting Soccer, pt 2b (Opening Day!) It wouldn’t be a full morning of soccer without the big kid’s first game. Our theme of jitters …

2021-04-03: Starting Soccer, pt 2a (Opening Day!) Today are the first games for the boys. Paco went first. Although we missed our first practice this …

2021-03-31: Spring Soccer, pt. 1 Today Nacho had his first soccer practice. He wanted to do a sport for more than a year and just as …

2021-03-29: Weeding I spent part of my weekend working on the back yard. When we bought our home last summer, both the …

2021-03-24: Family photos My wife has been wanting family photos for a while. Back in 2019, we agreed that “next …

2021-01-28: Gabby and Mommy, January 14, 2021. Been a hectic two weeks bringing baby number four. I’ve not had …

2021-01-05: Sunday Bike Ride, January 3, 2021. . . . . #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #shotoniphone …

2020-11-28: Untitled, November 28, 2020. . . . . #vscocam #iphone12promax #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome

2020-11-26: Thanksgiving 2020 Neither isolated nor alone. And while we miss our extended families and friends, …

2020-11-22: Coffee after Mass Went for a quick coffee after Mass with the big kid. He got a hot chocolate and really enjoyed the …

2020-11-22: A quick coffee* after Mass (*it was a hot chocolate for him), November 22, 2020, Feast of Christ the …

2020-11-14: Open spaces.

2020-11-14: Untitled, November 14, 2020.

2020-11-07: Swing state (of mind), November 7, 2020

2020-11-03: Power ranger or Luchador? The Halloween costumes get a lot of use when you’re a toddler.

2020-10-30: Trying on halloween costumes

2020-10-05: The Crypto State? Bruno Maçaes, writes at City Journal But here are my provisional suggestions on how things could …

2020-10-03: Why the debate might have been the best in 20 years It’s been a busy news week, and I forgot …

2020-09-20: Sunday prayer A quiet moment at the end of Mass when the big kid started to figure out that everyone …

2020-09-20: Post-communion prayer. When I told Nacho we use the time after communion to pray for God to heal our …

2020-09-13: Analog Maps Great photo from @maiquemadeira.com, and reminds me of the time I was in Australia in 2004. My …

2020-09-12: LA standing up smoke relief centers around the city Beat the Heat - Emergency Management Department …

2020-09-12: Ruy Lopez We’re working on chess this morning after the wife found a free chess set at a garage sale. My 4yo …

2020-09-08: Mating pattern I had just previously ripped open the kingside castle with a pin, and the (slightly, but …

2020-08-10: Break from the sprinklers, Summer 2020 #shotoniphone #vscocam #darkroomapp #blackandwhitephotography

2020-06-20: Party up front, nap time in the back.

2020-04-12: “Easter photo,” April 12, 2020. . . . . Nacho found my photo lighting gear in the closet today …

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2020-04-12: Easter morning.

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2019-12-27: Family beach day. #vsco #blackandwhite #christmas2019 #santamonica #california

2019-12-20:

2019-07-29: Another from the Fourth of July. . . . . . #filmphotography #kodakportra160 #kodakfilm #shootfilm …

2019-07-23: Last shot from the splash pad in OKC. . . . . . #kodakfilm #kodakporta160 #mediumformatfilm …

2019-07-23: ¡Brothers! . . . . . . #kodakporta160 #kodakfilm #shootfilm #120film #120love #mediumformatfilm …

2019-07-23: Another shot from our road trip . . . . . #kodakporta160 #kodakfilm #120love #yashicamat124g …

2019-07-23: Watching the tractor parade, July 4, 2019. . . . . . #kodakporta160 #kodakfilm #120film #120love …

2019-07-23: My sister in law and niece. . . . . #portraitphotography #porta160 #120love #filmphotography …

2019-07-22: A quick moment on our road trip west last week. . . . . #kodakportra160 #kodak #120film #120love …

2019-07-06: Hurray for splash pads

2019-06-21: Another shot from our night at the Missouri Theater for a children’s night. After the concert they …

2019-06-21: Ignacio was captivated by the symphony the other night. Afterward we got his very first “when I …

2019-06-20: A befitting #tbt photo of @lgarabisperez a week before our wedding, which was five years ago today. …

2019-05-31: Smile.

2019-05-30: Untitled. The view from my hotel room while attending a workshop sponsored by Duke Political …

2019-05-24: Untitled.

2019-05-21: Untitled.

2019-05-20: Shadow and light

2019-05-20: Just like big brother

2019-05-16: Fun times.

2019-05-14: Bubbling with wonder.

2019-05-14: Bubbling with joy.

2019-04-30: Morning Joe.

2019-04-30:

2019-02-15:

2019-01-17: 🛬 for a short trip in Austin. Only one semester since I graduated and moved but feels like a …

2019-01-12: Playtime in the snow.

2018-11-26: Teaching little brother about snow.

2018-11-12: Walk home. #streetphotography #vsco #iphonephotography

2018-11-12: Snowfall on campus

2018-11-09: Afternoon after autumn snowfall

2018-11-04: Fall foliage

2018-11-04: Wet fall morning.

2018-10-26: Coffee in Columbia

2018-10-25: Dragonmaster More sights in and around Mizzou.

2018-10-25: Thursday morning.

2018-10-24: Dragons at the J-School.

2018-10-23: Autumn In Columbia.

2018-10-22: This too is real. The din ceases. Memory closed down its dark waters. And those, as if behind a …

2018-10-20: The Sun All the colors come from the sun. And it does not have Any particular color, it contains …

2018-10-20: Taking a break from apple picking for some quality control tasting.

2018-10-19: In Book 1 of Politics, Aristotle remarks that man is born naturally with weapons, or arms, to be …

2018-10-18: Philip Jenkins argues that social statistics should always be treated cautiously There are things …

2018-10-18: Twilight of the Never Trumpers. The central problem both parties face is not a matter of tone or …

2018-10-07: Not a vending a machine.

2018-10-06: Delayed on arrival.

2018-10-06: O’Hare hallway

2018-10-05: “Hotel view” Stuck at Chicago O’Hare because a delay and @United policy won’t cover a hotel; …

2018-09-29: Saturday morning at the farm

2018-08-30: Magic Hour

2018-08-28: Bus stop.

2018-08-12: Just another day at the office. #lincolnfellow

2018-06-14: Road trip

2018-05-18: Fortuna.

2018-05-13: Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely wife, @lgarabisperez. She’s a terrific mom to Nacho and Paco …

2018-04-25: Eye spy

2018-04-24: Old Austin

2018-04-23: Paco’s first strawberries

2018-04-14: Nederland.

2018-04-08: Paco likes strawberries. First fruit with myself and @lgarabisperez

2018-04-07: Spring days in Austin. #streetphotography #ricohgr

2018-04-07: Few months ago I took some friends to Franklin who were in town from Ohio. We we’re first in line. …

2018-04-06: July 4, 2017. Waiting for the parade in Pflugerville, TX with @lgarabisperez and Nacho.

2018-04-05: Pumpkin patch, 2017. Last fall @lgarabisperez and I took Ignacio to get a pumpkin. Shot on my …

2018-03-23: Late night book club.

2018-03-06: It’s spring time in Austin, so that means it’s time to teach the toddler about popsicles.

2018-02-25: Lucia decided that Nacho was old enough to learn how to roll down the hill.

2018-02-24: A quick morning coffee with @lgarabisperez before heading home.

2018-01-24: First in line. I’ve been coming here since I started my PhD program in 2011, now I know I can …

2017-12-24: Merry Christmas.

2017-10-14: A shot from earlier this week when we introduced Ignacio to his baby brother, Francisco Alfredo.

2017-10-10: Hanging with my new little one, Francisco Alfredo. We’re debating nick names: Paco or Freddy. …

2017-08-31: connorewing isn’t the only one who can #ootd like a boss. This is your #APSA2017 and job …

2017-08-26: Moving in #hurricanharvey deep in the heart of Texas. #atx #selfportrait

2017-08-18: Nacho’s first time with water balloons.

2017-06-19: Afternoon Commute

2017-06-09: After the rain, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA.

2017-06-08: Big Ten, Pac North West

2017-06-05: My view at dinner.

2017-05-27: High Sierras. In route to the west coast for a week of archival research.

2017-05-25: The Mushroom House at Black’s Beach. #Fujifilm #Velvia #yashicamat124g #120film

2017-05-21: Untitled.

2017-05-15: Bluebonnets

2017-05-14: Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely wife, @lgarabisperez who is one terrific mom. This pic is from …

2017-05-13: A little Saturday color. This shot from San Diego, last summer. #portra400 #120film

2017-04-18: Bike Lane #ATX #Streetphotography_BW #streetphotography

2017-04-16: Joy

2017-04-05: An unbelievable meal. Do yourself a favor if you’re in Chicago: Go here.

2017-02-19:

2017-02-19: Fire. Fire! Fire!!!!

2017-02-19: “Learning patience, one brisket at a time.”

2017-01-28: Coffee hustle

2017-01-28: Daddy and Nacho day, looking at tigers.

2016-12-17: Saturday morning strolls.

2016-11-27: Reading on the drive. Kid always has to have a book with him.

2016-10-19: Autumn in Austin #vsco

2016-10-16: Mommy and son in route to Cbus. #vsco

2016-10-08: Waiting for tacos

2016-07-17: Discovery.

2015-10-19: Early morning at UT.

2015-10-13: We interrupt this photographer’s stream to bring you a family photo with my wife and son, …

2015-10-11: Ignacio Buenaventura.

2015-08-15: Morning in America. #roadtrip

2015-07-18:

2015-07-15: As an aspiring academic it is always so difficult to get rid of books. Each one represents a step in …

2015-07-12: Mind blown.

2015-07-12: Childlike wonder. #VSCOcam

2015-07-04: Watching the parade. #fourthofjuly #independenceday

2015-06-29:

2015-06-29: Watching the band … flic.kr/p/v4JwRK #cbus #CaptureOne #street

2015-06-28: Book Fair. flic.kr/p/vitwEe

2015-06-26: Rock cave in Hocking Hills #CaptureOne #bw

2015-06-23: Bridge in Wheeling (WV). #Kodak #triX

2015-06-12: #VSCOcam

2015-06-06: #theaspenleiters

2015-06-06: #theaspenleiters 6/6/2015

2015-06-06: #theaspenleiters 6/6/2015

2015-06-06: “This coffee is atrocious” (as I pour more). Early morning on the road.

2015-06-05: Storm coming.

2015-05-05: Catch! #cbus

2015-05-05: #Kodak #portra400 #cbus

2015-04-25: Marriage

2015-04-25:

2015-04-25: New bride

2015-04-24: Got a light? #120love #Kodak #Ektar #film

2015-04-23: #VSCOcam

2015-04-23: Break in the storm #VSCOcam

2015-04-22: Spring time blooming. #VSCOcam

2015-04-20:

2015-04-19: Meanwhile, in downtown Chicago. #VSCOcam

2015-04-11:

2015-04-09: Dublin, Ireland. #hp5+ #film

2015-04-03: #VSCOcam

2015-04-02: #VSCOcam

2015-03-29: When I should be working on academic writing…. #VSCOcam

2015-03-07: Friday nights. #VSCOcam

2015-02-14: Snowy afternoon. #VSCOcam

2014-10-19: #vscocam

2014-09-19: #vscocam

2014-09-15: #vscocam

2014-09-06: Found hatch chilies in Columbus yesterday. #vscocam

2014-08-15: #vscocam

2014-08-01: The name tag says it all, “Mr. & Mrs. Perez.” #vscocam

2014-07-22: Back in the city of Angeles, and lo!, it’s happy hour. #vscocam

2014-07-19: Late nights in Clevand. #vscocam

2014-07-19: #vscocam

2014-07-18: Up in Cleveland for the weekend. #vscocam

2014-07-02: #vscocam

2014-07-01: #vscocam at la mesquita in Cordoba, españa.

2014-06-29: #vscocam Spanish nights.

2014-06-29: #vscocam in Sevilla

2014-06-23: #vscocam

2014-06-19: My nieces at #ohiostate for the first time.

2014-06-09: #vscocam #streetphotograph

2014-06-09: #vscocam

2014-05-30: #vscocam

2014-05-30: #vscocam

2014-05-28: Yes, this is #nofilter at the Grand Canyon.

2014-05-28: #vscocam beautiful afternoon at the Grand Canyon.

2014-05-21: #vscocam

2014-04-20: Loving Seattle. #vscocam

2014-04-19: Tulip Festival in northern WA. #vscocam

2014-04-17: Our view at dinner.

2014-04-17: They call him “the woodsman”.

2014-04-17: Otter pop!

2014-04-17: OG Starbucks, Pike’s Place Market

2014-04-16: Grabbing breakfast before #WPSA2014 #vscocam

2014-03-21: #vscocam #streetart

2014-03-20: Shadow selfie, or something like that. #vscocam

2014-03-19: Mornings at UT #vscocam

2014-03-18: #vsco

2014-03-17: Downtown Ft. Worth, Tx on a day trip last week. #vscocam

2014-03-17: #vscocam

2014-03-16: On tap… #vscocam

2014-03-16: Hydrate!

2014-03-16: Early morning at UT. #vscocam

2014-03-14:

2014-03-13: Rb5 #vscocam