That should pretty much explain the long absences here. We’re out fishing.
And hiking. And skipping. And dog-walking. Running. Playing. Laughing. Hiding. Swimming.
You name it. We’re doing it.
I’d like to post a big, long, boring essay about my lazy time with the kid and how glorious this magical summer is. But every time I sit down to do it, I think about all the other cool crap I could be doing.
So, instead, I’ll leave you with these.
My brother was in town from Beijing, as he prepares to move to Tanzania, and he busted out his crazy fancy cameras and showed us how to take some serious portraits of the kid. (His photo blog is here.)
I love these.
My brother is such a great photographer and I think he really captured Emmeline’s nature in these. She’s sweet, strong, athletic, goofy and, thankfully, looks a lot like her mother.
So there you go. I’ll start posting regularly again soon. But … not yet.
It’s incredibly difficult for a dude who makes a living on the internet not to keep posting, but every once in awhile, you need to step away from the petty, first world dramas, the keyboards and the face pokers to assess what’s important. At least I do.
And this wins.