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  • Central Montana

    Central Montana

    Jul 4, 2012 7:48


    A couple of weeks ago family Valtenbergs ventured east to central Montana to catch up with Lisa’s uncle as he made his...

  • Thinking Fast and Slow

    Thinking Fast and Slow

    Jul 3, 2012 12:55


    Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman Rating: ★★★★☆  I’ve been a big fan...

  • The End of Illness

    The End of Illness

    Jul 3, 2012 12:35


    The End of Illness, David B. Agus Rating: ★★★☆☆  Perhaps my hopes were a little...

  • Republican Senator Jim DeMint

    Republican Senator Jim DeMint

    Jun 14, 2012 9:28


    If I could vote, this guy would get mine… Comment from Republican senator Jim DeMint during the questioning of JP...

  • Waterskiing in Visalia

    Waterskiing in Visalia

    Jun 13, 2012 20:43


    We spent a very fun weekend down in southern California last weekend with the Bakkers, after our trip last year Lisa was...

  • Greek Politics

    Greek Politics

    Jun 8, 2012 9:38


    I wonder if the Greeks can get their politics in order before the June 17 election? You’d think they could organize...

  • Northern Territory Off-Road

    Northern Territory Off-Road

    Jun 3, 2012 9:59


    Fortunately we were never stupid enough to attempt something like this during our travels, but this video is just another...

  • Work Weekend at the Cabin

    Work Weekend at the Cabin

    May 30, 2012 19:58


    The three of us ventured up to Arnold last weekend to help Carol, Greg, Gail and Randy with getting the cabin ready for summer. ...

  • Another Visit From Granny Jenni

    Another Visit From Granny Jenni

    May 21, 2012 20:08


    My mum recently spent a couple of weeks in Hawaii and figured that if she was only five hours flight from us she might as...

  • I Walk Now

    I Walk Now

    May 12, 2012 21:52


    We’ve been working on this walking thing for a few months now.  We actually thought Lilia was going to start walking...

  • Vaccination Rates: Herd At Risk

    Vaccination Rates: Herd At Risk

    May 10, 2012 6:50


    It has become quite the trend – espeically where we live – for parents to refuse the vaccinations recommended...

  • A Weekend With Dad

    A Weekend With Dad

    May 6, 2012 15:51


    There really is no better therapy for an atrocious week at work than a weekend one-on-one with your one year old daughter. ...

  • Keep Australia On Your Left

    Keep Australia On Your Left

    May 4, 2012 9:36


    Keep Australia On Your Left, Eric Stiller Rating: ★★★½☆  A little while back I...

  • Muddy Hollow Trail

    Muddy Hollow Trail

    Apr 29, 2012 20:02


    It was the monthly JAMERS hiking meet today, Carol and Greg organized an ambitious route through the northern section of...

  • Tennessee Valley Beach

    Tennessee Valley Beach

    Apr 27, 2012 16:42


    While Lisa was on the plane back from Chicago this morning Lilia and I took a trip down to Tennessee Valley Beach. ...

  • Photos With Grandpa

    Photos With Grandpa

    Apr 25, 2012 20:27


    I found these on the camera tonight…

  • What Sound Does A Lion Make?

    What Sound Does A Lion Make?

    Apr 23, 2012 14:51


    We haven’t had much luck with animal sounds yet, when Lilia tries to imitate a kitten it sounds the same as a cow....

  • Walking Machine

    Walking Machine

    Apr 19, 2012 7:32


  • Goodbye Erna Valtenbergs

    Goodbye Erna Valtenbergs

    Apr 1, 2012 18:22


    My dad called me a few days ago to tell me that my grandmother had passed away, she was 90 years old.  She spent the...

  • Fish


    Apr 1, 2012 16:32


    I bought Lilia a new bike seat for her birthday.  Actually, one of the reasons I built up my new commuter bike was so...