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PS Cast, Childrearing

Posted in Articles,Children,Music,PSCast:S1 by Ziggy Thursday June 26, 2014 at 02:43

A few short thoughts about… Hah! Nope. Couldn’t do it.

A huge jumbled ramble (Nearly fourty minutes worth) about training children.


[Strangely Baseline Intro, ends at 3:10]

Welcome back to the Paul Spooner Podcast!

Today I want to talk about something a little more personal. Children! Specifically, my children. (more…)

Paul’s Final Report

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Thursday March 20, 2014 at 09:31

Well, it was fun while it lasted, but here’s the final recording from Everett.


The house is all packed and locked. Hopefully we’ll get some renters in, but I won’t see them. For more info on our travels, visit

Thanks for listening!

Paul Reports Power Problems

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Monday March 17, 2014 at 23:21

Having some trouble with power, as you’ll hear in today’s recording.


Paul Plays Piano

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Saturday March 15, 2014 at 19:14

Singing some old praise songs, plus the Maple Leaf Rag. Not the most polished one this time (is it ever?) but I feel that my voice is improving.

Slipups and Singing

Paul Plays More Piano

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 20:22

It’s not really a report so much as improv at this point.


Paul Reports, improv

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 21:54

Paul Reports, Improv

Got home late today, so this one is… longer than usual? How did that happen?


Paul Reports, common songs

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Saturday March 8, 2014 at 11:59

Paul Reports

Second day with everyone gone. I played a few songs that you might know. Pirates of the Carabean, Maple Leaf Rag, some boogie, Awesome God, and (of course, the most requested song at our house) Jesus Loves Me.

Paul Reports, music

Posted in Children,Music,Paul Reports by Ziggy Friday March 7, 2014 at 18:41

Paul Reports

So, my wife and kids are away for a while, so I’m going to try recording stuff so they can hear my voice. Here’s the first one, where I mostly play the piano (link above).

Love you all! Take care on the long drive!

New Baby!

Posted in Children,Other by Ziggy Saturday June 29, 2013 at 11:15

Name: Theodore Valorous Spooner

Weight: 3.56kg (7lb 13oz)

Length: 51cm (20in)

DOB: 2013-06-28T15:05Z

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Trivia: We had trouble coming up with a good name. I was fascinated with Väinämöinen for a bit, but Anna talked me out of it. Were thinking about Alfred for a while too. The colorful hat and blanket (and booties, but no photos) were made by my very talented mother.

Adoption: postlude

Posted in Children by Ziggy Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 14:49

Almost exactly four years ago I posted some updates about the adoption of my brother and sister, Amos and Linda. They had just arrived in the US, and could barely speak english. They were shy, exuberant, jet lagged, and a bit frightened.

Today they are in school, learning martial arts, dancing, playing music, and laughing like crazy (seriously, like crazy people). It’s been a short four years, and I’m glad to say they are a part of the family in more than just legal status. I speak of Amos and Linda as “they” because it is difficult to separate them. They usually spend their days around each other, go to school together, play the same games, and tell the other what to do constantly. This last is usually because they have rather different views of life. (more…)

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