Credence: A Family at the End of the World.

17 07 2014

20140624060626-Screen_Shot_2014-06-24_at_12_42_58On July 13th, an IndieGogo was launched to assist in the funding of Credence, “the first sci-fi to challenge LGBT portrayal in film”. As of today, five days later, the project has amassed 133% of its goal… with donations still being accepted through August 12th. To say this was an incredible feat would be an understatement.

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Naun.

19 11 2012

She calls me “Naun” because she can’t pronounce “Shaun” yet.

The first time I heard her say it was during a car ride to some place or the other. Will was driving. I was in the passenger seat. Avery was in his car seat behind his father and Aurora was in her car seat behind me.

“That’s YOU, you know?” Will said to me after Aurora had shouted my new name from the back seat.

About a week later, during a phone call, Will told me that Aurora had taken to saying “I love you.”

“Wait until she says ‘I love you, Naun.’ because your heart will melt,” he said.

This past Friday found the four of us back in the car heading to this place or the other. Will was driving. I was in the passenger seat. Avery was in his car seat behind his father and Aurora was in her car seat behind me.

“NAUN!” shouted from the backseat. I turn to look over my shoulder just in time to hear the follow-up “I love you.”





Blissed, Domestically.

8 08 2012

Revere Beach (August 4th, 2012)

Eating popsicles at the kitchen table at night. First cherry. Then grape. We recap eachother with events since our last visit. 

The kids sleep soundly where the kids sleep. Will wakes before me and takes Aurora to a playground. I’ll later play the role of the nagging spouse because he left no note. Avery wakes up and wants to snuggle as children often do. “I love you,” he says as he finds the nook of my arm.

Breakfast. Pancakes. Cereal. An avocado thrown on the floor by Aurora to signal that she’s done eating it.

Roadtrip to Salem. We browse for toys and comic books. Will rescues two books for me from a used book store despite an avalanche of paperbacks. Aurora in the stoller pointing at other strollers. “Baby!” She exclaims. The breeze is refreshing as we walk through Salem Common.

That evening, a family visit to Revere beach. My first trip to the ocean outside of various locations in Florida. We explain to Avery about the unpleasantries of throwing sand and wade with Aurora into the water. The sand is squishy and cold. I avoid the seaweed that’s washed up ashore. Aurora picks up pebbles and drops them into the puddles, laughing.

Saturday night date. Ice-cream sundaes and Inland Empire (half of it, anyway). Legs entwined.

Lazy Sunday morning. Ideal Sunday morning. Cartoons on the couch. A curious monkey and a man with a yellow hat. Praise given to Avery for using the potty.

A short visit to a playground is followed by photo booth fun, a carousel ride, and toy shopping at the Disney Store. Should’ve known better than to take children (young and old) into the Disney Store.