• By david on December 11, 2014 @ 6:27 pm No Comments

    From Benjamin’s Father’s Day card to me: (Father’s Day in Thailand takes place on the King’s birthday, in December):

    I love you so much even your mad to us but I still love you so so much becose you buy us some stuff and you buy us devices which you hate us to play with. from your son Ben!!!!”


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  • By david on April 22, 2013 @ 5:19 pm No Comments

    Benjamin comes home from swimming at the neighbor’s pool.

    Before I have a chance to ask the question, my mouth slightly open, he walks past me without even raising his head, and drones out:

    “Yes, I had a good time swimming.”

    Man, am I ever predictable and how sharp is that kid. ;-)

  • By david on April 2, 2013 @ 1:54 pm No Comments

    I was pleased to see the recent Oz film co-opting a theme I have long advocated:

    “Aspire not to greatness, but to goodness.”

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  • By david on April 2, 2013 @ 1:33 pm 1 Comment

    Sitting at the beach bar/restaurant with some friends and my kids Becca (8yo) and Benjamin (6yo). One of them points to the tablecloth and asks “Hey, who’s that a picture of?”

    Benjamin answers, “It’s the Buddha.”

    “No, sweetie,” I correct, gently shaking my head. “That’s Bob Marley.”

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  • By david on March 18, 2013 @ 1:06 pm 2 Comments

    Daddy: “Becca, are you sure you want to wear an all-white outfit on a day you are going to paint?”

    Becca: “It’s ok, Daddy. I’ll be careful.”

    Daddy: “Well, how about you take one of my old, ugly shirts to wear over your existing shirt?”

    Pause, while Becca thinks about it.

    Becca: “How about that one?”, pointing to the shirt I am wearing.

    Thanks a lot, Becca. Sheesh!

  • By david on February 6, 2013 @ 8:28 am No Comments

    Telling Becca about the importance of family, she came up with a family slogan: “Team Weinraub: we’re sleepy!”