Author Archives: Alex Gorman

The Quotable Gabe, Part 19

On things to run down the stairs and shout into the kitchen in your most dramatic voice: “It’s getting worser! We’re running out of time!” On sticks, where you can get a good price: “I bought it from my grandfather.” … Continue reading

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The Quotable Gabe, Part 18

On important facts: “Remember, the moon is slimy inside.” On where he got that stick: “Not anywhere.” On building up to Father’s Day: “I’m ready to be your son now, daddy.” On how kids just don’t respect their parents these … Continue reading

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Maggie Was A Good Dog

More than ten years after we took Maggie home from the shelter, our dog passed away yesterday. She had been sick for a while, she had trouble moving and she was very weak. So yesterday afternoon, I took Maggie to … Continue reading

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The Quotable Abigail, Part 67: Seventh Birthday Edition

On her brother’s incredibly articulate facial expressions: “Gabe looked at me like he didn’t want me to have a treat and only him to have a treat.” On a carefully considered aside, delivered without irony in an otherwise accurate description … Continue reading

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The Quotable Gabe, Part 17

On holding back the imaginary wall of water in the kitchen using chairs, blankets and his “vas,” his favorite stuffed loveys: “Those are my dam vas.” On why we aren’t going inside: “I need to stay in the cold to … Continue reading

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The Quotable Abigail, Part 66

On crabs: “They’re bones with eyes. Seriously. That’s what they are.” On the surprising find in an old purse that sounded like something that wouldn’t have been a surprising find in an old purse: “There’s a bunch of old Chex in here.” … Continue reading

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The Quotable Gabe, Part 16

On rural, inland driving: “Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins.” On what he has me looking for: “I’ll show you when you find it.” On what his toy car is heading out to get: “Hot chai latte and a blueberry muffin. … Continue reading

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