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Lulu @ 10 Months

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Baby Talk, Family | 0 comments

Lulu @ 10 Months

On the roof of the Oceanography Museum, Monaco Ten months ago today Lulu arrived. Time has ticked-tocked by so fast, but we’ve managed to seize the moments as they’ve flown away with photos & vids. We’ve done a lot of traveling together- Vancouver, Banff, Salt Spring, Brazil, France…soon we’ll be in Hong Kong and Japan. Happy 10 months,...

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Blessed

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 in Baby Talk, Family | 1 comment

Blessed

“We were blessed By the innocent baby  Who taught us the truth” One of our favourite singer/songwriters is Lucinda Williams. It’s not a coincidence that you share her name. Her music radiates an audacity of empathy and her song, “Blessed,” ties together some of my elemental inspirations – Billie Holiday, Van Morrison, the Stones, Dylan – weaving them into an expression of wonder at the totality of grace. Everywhere you look, gratitude appears. In the summer of 1998, when your mum and I moved to Vancouver from Japan, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road had...

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Asama Family In Edmonton

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Baby Talk, Blog, Family | 0 comments

Asama Family In Edmonton

Grandma and Grandpa Asama in Edmonton On Monday, Grandma and Grandpa Asama arrived all the way from Niigata, Japan to be here for your arrival, little Lu. We haven’t seen each other for over two years and it’s great to see them again. They can’t wait to see you and we’re going to need all the help we can get! In this picture we’re on our way to Strathcona to ride the streetcar across the High Level Bridge. 楽しかった! Riding the Streetcar St. Kilda over the North Saskatchewan...

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New Chops & Pressure Drops

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Baby Talk, Blog, Family, Music, Poetry | 0 comments

New Chops & Pressure Drops

(Shelley’s Guitar) “The artist wrought this lov’d guitar, And taught it justly to reply To all who question skilfully, In language gentle as thine own…” ~ With A Guitar, To Jane I hope you’ve rehearsed. And I really hope you’ve chosen well. When you arrive, Lulu, you’ll be joining a musical home and that means you’ll be expected to PLAY! We sing, dance, bang on all kinds of stuff and listen to all types of music – poems, songs, lullabies, arias, shanties, jingles, psalms, keenings…you name it, we play it. As a wise old sage,...

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Little Lulu: New Digs

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in Baby Talk, Blog, Family, Family | 0 comments

Little Lulu: New Digs

Your mum and I have been really busy this past week moving into our new apartment in time for your arrival, Little Lulu. You’re due on July 13th and may even arrive earlier. Our new place is a huge improvement over our last one, a bat-cave-like basement suite, and we’re finally unpacked. We can’t wait to see...

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Ultrasounding Baby

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Baby Talk, Blog, Family | 0 comments

Ultrasounding Baby

Look at you! Look at me! A proud patriarch with his baby-to-be. You’re about 6 months here inside your mummy’s tummy… This was our last chance to see you this way until you burst onto the scene in July. All systems go, we were told by the doctor. We’re so happy to have you, grateful that the universe is delivering us a healthy and beautiful bundle of wonder. Look at how happy your mum is: When we feel you jiving around inside mum’s tummy her face lights up – she loves being pregnant with you. So do I, in a different way. A new space has opened up inside...

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