Derek Coward on September 20th, 2016

I made my own seasoning for taco meat. I gave some to Stephen. He took one bite and immediately said “Too much paprika.” I was impressed he knew what the flavor was. I had to taste some paprika just to see what he was talking about. I get the feeling that eventually he will be […]

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Derek Coward on November 1st, 2013

Stephen and I recently went to the 2013 Detroit Fanfare and while I took a total of zero pictures at the convention itself, I did take one of a very unenthusiastic Stephen before we left. And one as we were leaving. He was in a much better mood. You can really see it because I […]

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Derek Coward on September 23rd, 2013

I was playing Skyrim on my PC when my son Stephen joined me, Stephen: Wow, you have been playing with this character a lot less time than your other one but you have a lot more stuff. Me: Yeah, but that’s because I played the other one on the PS3 and I can have mods […]

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Derek Coward on October 29th, 2011

I may have posted the edited version of this video before, I don’t remember and don’t feel it is really necessary to check for the purpose of this post. IF I posted it before, then it was the version with music behind it. The music was ‘Long Song’ by the band ‘Blue Haired Girl’ and […]

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Derek Coward on September 24th, 2011

When Stephen was a little kid, he used to love Thomas and His Friends. It was without a doubt his favorite show. If I yelled out “Stephen, Thomas is on.”, no matter where he was he would come running to the TV. Those days are long gone. Today, I yelled out “Stephen, Thomas is on.” […]

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Derek Coward on February 26th, 2011

A few years ago, Stephen was really into trains. This was because of Thomas The Tank Engine, but he would get excited whenever we got stopped by a train. The last job I had (as of this writing) was near a pretty busy train track. There were times when we get Amtrak passenger trains going […]

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Derek Coward on November 29th, 2010

I have mentioned numerous times how brilliant Stephen is. The only real weakness in his schoolwork is his handwriting. It is atrocious. He doesn’t care about how the letters look if they can be understood. There have been times when he has written his name where the line in the H is three times taller […]

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Derek Coward on October 6th, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Ever since school started, Stephen has been looking forward to being able to go to the school library. He has been making all kinds of plans for the types of books he was going to check out. At the top of his list was almanacs. I wasn’t too sure they would let […]

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Derek Coward on September 14th, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Stephen: Daddy, when you make my lunch can you make sure you put in a juice box or two? Me: I forgot? Sorry, buddy. What did you drink? Stephen: Nothing. Me: Nothing? All day? Stephen: No. I had some chocolate milk that I don’t like. Me: You don’t like chocolate milk? Stephen: […]

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Derek Coward on September 6th, 2010

Stephen: Why is the fan blocking the downstairs entrance? Me: Ask your mother. And why can’t you say ‘door’ like any other kid? Stephen: Because I’m your kid. Me (shrugging): Can’t argue with you there. My father, somewhere in another plane of reality or reincarnated as a small child, is laughing. He might not know […]

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