mjgradziel.com    michael j. gradziel
anacapa island, cherry burl, sierra nevada, spacecraft parts, joinery, wyoming, california
A decade long record of life as I know it.

     Mike, most recently:
Since I last wrote a month ago, baby Norman has started pulling up to standing on his own and cruising along furniture. Soon he will be walking! He turns 9 months old on 17 July. There are no distinguishable words yet in his sometimes elaborate babble, but he seems to know his middle name by which he is called at mandarin language daycare. At home, we call him by a dozen different titles and he probably thinks his name is "so cute". With four teeth now he can chomp into whole peaches and hunks of meat although the understanding that consuming solid food remedies hunger, and the concept of chewing, evidently has yet to sink in. His favorite place is the bathtub: just being in the bathroom causes an onset of giggling and he will crawl there from anywhere in the house and attempt to climb into the tub, which he may actually be able to do now if not supervised. The great beyond outside the front and back door is also very appealing, so we go out there regularly to look around and tug on interesting parts of plants.

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Mexico to Canada on the PCT, Dad's account from the trail in 1978.
New York to New Orleans by bicycle and riverboat, 1944. Grandma's story.

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