The Backwoods

Where we teeter between our love of modern convenience and the yearning for something long past; a world where neighbors knew your name and a “Friend Request” was eye contact and a smile.

Anthony the Author

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Anthony: “Luke, sometimes when you send a book you’ve written into a publisher, they just put it into the slush pile and nobody looks at it.  That’s why I need an agent.”

Today In Anthony’s Brain…

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Anthony: “I have to look up on the computer how much a certain kind of rock is worth, but I can’t tell you which kind of rock…because in my writing assignment I am going to ask you questions and I don’t want you to look up the answers ahead of time.” Has he just assigned […]

Today In Anthony’s Brain…

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Anthony: “Mom, you know how Mars has lots of carbon dioxide?  We should plant some plants there because they breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.  It would take a while, but eventually we would be able to live there.  But there are some disadvantages, I’m just not sure what they are yet.”

Anthony On Puberty

Anthony…on Puberty

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Because we live in the sticks a trip anywhere takes a while.  Most people like to crank up the radio and sing or roll down the windows and listen to the wind.  Anything to drown out the kids.  I like to stick all three small boys in the seat behind me and then be very […]

Anthony The Architect

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  Anthony came up from his bedroom yesterday morning with a “blueprint” in hand he’d stayed up half the night creating.  He’s a man with a plan… And by yesterday afternoon he’d put his plan into action at our new property where he intends to build…and live in…his own cabin.  He ‘might let Luke and […]

Anthony The Entrapenuer

Anthony The Entrepeneur

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  Anthony made a necklace out of rocks he found outside and then scraped on the concrete into the shapes of arrowheads. Here’s the conversation that ensued… Anthony: “I’m making authentic arrowhead necklaces to sell.  They are ten dollars, but with this coupon, they are only seven. I can do the math on any percentage. […]

If You Give A Kid A Camera…

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If you give a ten year old a camera…expect great things. Here’s what Anthony has been doing with his camera he received for Christmas.  Have fun! And the best part…16 seconds of video fame!!!

Dug the dog

Lost In Translation

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(If you’ve seen the animated movie, “UP”, you’ll enjoy this. If not, it might be really pointless to read!) Today we sat in our attorney’s office with our ten year old son, preparing him for his upcoming adoption hearing.  The attorney sat across the large desk from the small boy, Dan and I on either […]

Things Anthony Says

Things Anthony Says

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When Anthony came to us he was six years old.  That very first day we knew we were in for a challenge.  But we also knew we were in for quite the vocabulary treat.  I’d had him for about six hours when I handed him a cup of soda and he said, “Oh…it just aerated […]