Two Years for Taos

By |2014-01-17T11:38:42+13:00January 17th, 2014|Family|

I have three big kids. Taos was not a baby for very long. He has two older siblings to chase after, to learn from, and to mimic. I was really surprised that he potty trained at 18 months old, but happily relieved! This actually makes it very hard to dress him, because nobody makes big [...]

My best friend died this year.

By |2020-11-03T09:45:40+13:00October 31st, 2013|Family|

  Tika MacTavish Huntress, you were my best friend. I loved you through all of my grown up life. For twelve years, you were our companion, our pet, our friend, and our protector. Today, on All Hallow's Eve, I look back on the time we spent together in this life, and I am so happy [...]

No enemies, no drama, and a new place to live.

By |2017-12-29T20:19:49+13:00September 2nd, 2013|Family|

This is a story about a pedophile I never knew, a landlord I once called a friend, and a family of gypsies escaping into the night. “This is what gypsies do,” my wife said to me as we were packing our sparse possessions into a small caravan of modern-day gypsy wagons. “They pack in the [...]

The First Birthday for Taos.

By |2013-01-08T19:04:16+13:00January 8th, 2013|Family|

Me and my boy, we've got back-to-back birthdays. Last year, when Johanna started going into contractions on my birthday, I thought, "How great! We can share a birthday!" As the contractions went around the corner, into the morning of the 8th, I realized how much nicer this is. I've got my day, and he's got [...]

Taos crossing the Rainbow Bridge

By |2016-12-26T14:55:40+13:00January 8th, 2013|Family, Introspection|

There are as many Rainbow Bridge stories as there are Waldorf Families. This is my story to Taos on his Special Birth Day. Happy Birthday, my little Great Spirit. Taos Crossing the Rainbow Bridge by Johanna Huntress There were once three little angels, who were born of one star, and who had loved each other [...]

A Very Costa Rican Day.

By |2012-10-26T19:06:20+13:00October 26th, 2012|Adventure, Family|

Today we received our Cedulas in the mail, the ID cards that designate us as Costa Rican permanent residents. Today the Costa Rican bureaucracy, rightly earning its legendary reputation, spent an hour and a half stonewalling me over the legibility of an unnecessary stamp on a translation of my marriage certificate. Today I spent an [...]

Costa Rican Permanent Residents.

By |2016-12-29T12:58:05+13:00October 15th, 2012|Adventure, Family|

We went to San Jose last week to finalize the paperwork for our Residency status. In 2011, we came to Costa Rica while Johanna was five months pregnant. Because we were having a baby in Costa Rica, all first-level relatives (parents and siblings) of a Costa Rican citizen are eligible to apply for Permanent Residency. [...]

“Daddy, what’s a gun?”

By |2016-12-26T14:53:47+13:00September 13th, 2012|Excellence, Family|

My 6-year-old girl really didn't know. While discussing the differences between policemen and firefighters, I used a word Indilea had never heard before. She has acquired the excellent habit of asking for the meaning of any word she doesn't understand. "What's a gun?" she asked. "You know," I said as I mimed a gun. "Kapow." [...]

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