My Kids Give Me Joy

“My kid loooooves homework and the dentist. It makes my life easier, but I can’t help but feel I’m doing something wrong.” – Luke Shea [Read more…]

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Son and Granddaughters

Love these guys.  The girls are just as adorable as he was at that age. [Read more…]

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Writing a Sonnet to Your Wife

…is a fine way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon in May. The Key to My Heart For Janet How can it be that I feel younger now, with you, than I did in grey youth? Grimly pacing the cage of my lonely hunger for love, I tested the bars and dimly saw no way [Read More…]

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More Baby Pictures!

No name yet.  Deliberations are proceeding: [Read more…]

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It’s a Girl!

And her name is Charlotte Rose Shea. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 4 oz. So she’s a keeper. And she as figured out the eating thing immediately, thus proving that she is a Shea. Birth was about 1:30 PM Pacific time. Will post pictures soon! Update: First picture!  (Still no name): Praised be our [Read More…]

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Today’s the day they give babies away…

…with half a pound of butter! (sung to the tune “This is the Way We Wash our Clothes”). And with that traditional song of obstetrical heraldry, I am delighted to say that Mrs. Claire Shea, wife of Cow Shea (don’t ask about the “Cow” thing, long story) is in labor with their second child.  Claire [Read More…]

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Seraphim the Beauteous Really *Really* Likes Dogs

Imagine your best friend disappeared under mysterious circumstances and then years later you realized they they were still alive and were the lead singer of your favorite band and the star of your favorite TV show, and then they jumped out of a closet in your house and they still want to be best friends [Read More…]

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How I Spent My Last Few Days

A glorious last evening spent with our kids, some great blue herons, a still sky, boats bobbing gently on still blue water, a zillion bats, and the super-cutest grand-daughters in the world. [Read more…]

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Seattle Seahawk Julius Warmsley is a really nice guy

How do I know about this guy when I am such a dweeby loser in the sports department?  Because we had him to our house this past Sunday for a family whooptidoo.  Turns out he’s an old buddy of Jan’s nephew Kyle, who was in town to hang out with Julius and other old pals and to [Read More…]

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Am at Retina Specialists Northwest this AM for Jan’s eye

So Jan was off doing her customary work of selfless generosity to a friend yesterday when she noticed something in her left eye’s field of vision. When she got in bright sunlight it became pronounced. “Squiggles” like somebody had taken a magic marker to the world. She can see well enough to read with no [Read More…]

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