Tag archives for growing up

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Going on safari

I’m an adventurer. Just this week I’ve been on a safari and went to the beach. I’ve never been out of the continental U.S. and I’ve been spending the better part of the month in my bedroom. Maybe my way of travel isn’t yours, but for me, it’s necessary and it helps. For the majority of ...
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As the child grows…

When AJ was little, he had mad empathy. When other babies would cry, he would wail like crazy. This has never left him and I’m inclined to believe it’s part of his temperament. He’s always been the caretaker in this house, and I think it’s because he sees that when one of us is sick, ...
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Mario Bros Japanese Edition: Commentary via Steve

You really can’t have a blog named “Blueshelled.com” and never talk about Mario Bros. You just can’t. It tells you a lot about me as a person as well as my age and my hobbies as a child and adolescent. I remember the first time I saw a Nintendo and my first experience with the ...
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Helping Children say goodbye

On Wednesday, I picked up a subdued AJ from school and prepared to bring him home. I expected him to be jubilant as he’d spent all day on a field trip and it was his last full day of school for for 3 months! As a child, I remembered the last week of school as ...
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