Luke M. Perez

Kaczor on Rapinoe’s miss kicked ⚽️ I don’t often agree with Megan Rapinoe’s outspoken politics, but these attacks of her reaction are deeply unfair. The poet William Blake would have understood. In his “Proverbs of Hell,” Blake wrote, “Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps…"

Speaking of sports, Jomboy’s breakdown of the Ramirez-Anderson fight is a masterpiece.

Pacific Athletic Conference, a post-mortem

Pac-12’s demise is story of 12 years of hubris, apathy, astounding mismanagement There will presumably be many eulogies written about the demise of the West Coast’s beloved, century-old Conference of Champions, a league that produced the likes of Bill Walton, Marcus Allen, Aaron Rodgers …

It’s so hot in Phoenix right now even the stuffed animals need to hydrate. Don’t forget your electrolytes while you’re at it.

15 years of Omnifocus

I was on vacation and missed the news that Omnifocus is 15 years old! That means I’ve been using it for fifteen years, or very nearly so. I forget which episode it was, but I know I was listening to an episode of Mac Break Weekly in downtown Philadelphia while waiting on a train back to my …

Hiked the Mist Trail today, with the big kiddo. We got up at 4am to make it happen.

We had a slow start to the holiday. But in the valley sun, the party doesn’t start until evening. And so, Happy Independence Day! <img src=“" width=“600” …

One of my students emailed to tell me he read the Declaration of Independence this morning. My work here is done. God bless, America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

“Take heed, dear heart, of this large privilege; The hardest knife ill-used doth lose his edge.” —Shakespeare, the Sage of Git/Github

Palacios Family Reunion, 2023

Short half-weekend in California including a stop in Joshua Tree on the way to my mom’s on Friday. My family reunion was the main event. And now we’re already back.

I just successfully disassembled my wall oven door and replaced the hinges. Should have taken before, during, and after photos but I was too focused on not breaking things while the kids were screaming in next room.

Nine beautiful, wonderful, grace filled years. Love you, Lucia, to the moon.

Started Reacing: The Beginning of Politics by Moshe Halbertal 📚

My tablet/smartphone native son is using his mom’s 9-yo laptop (it’s older than him) for the first time. It’s like watching a monkey try to figure out what a power tool is. It’s hilarious.

Happy Father’s Day, folks We had the cheapest and best celebration at one of the city pools.

“If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. He is not hampered by a sense of humour or by charity, or by the dumb certainties of …

Early bird gets the worm, we, donut. (Yesterday morning on a pre-7am run to Lowe’s. He was the only kid awake, so he got to run with me.)

😳 The Russi an Soldier Who Surrendered to a Ukrainian Drone

Bookworm 📷

The kiddos love “surprising” me for my birthday. The sign greeted me when I arrived at home as. My age is an inside joke with the kids.

Sony animators > Disney/Pixar.

She is such a diva. Note the semi-prone flop, wherein she contains the option of spreading out more if the adults don’t respond to this faux-tantrum in a manner befitting her attention.

I’m reading Walt Whitman at the boys’ first day of summer (indoor!) soccer. ☕️📚⚽️

“Mom, I wanted to see how far it would boomerang,” he said after my wife heard the ominous snap from behind the minivan.

Look, all I’m saying is get yourself a Gorilla Cart. Great for moving stuff around the yard. And in a pinch, they make great water tubs.