Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker


So this is late, but here’s our Christmas tree:

Very small, but it fit nicely in our living room. Thanks to everyone who helped put presents under it. We had a nice Christmas by ourselves: opened presents, made a nice dinner, took a walk in the park.

A couple of weeks ago we went to Anaheim, California, for a linguistics conference where Sarah presented a paper and I did my duties as an officer of an academic organization.

While there, I made my first trip to Disneyland. Downtown Disney, not the park. It was really quite pretty—almost enough to override the cheesiness.

See the lights? Yep, that’s Disney. Fantastic, isn’t it? We watched some of the fireworks, too.

After Anaheim we took a train along the coast to San Diego, not far from where Sarah was born. While I spent three days in the radio studio, Sarah got a lesson in mothering at the zoo.

Now that we’re back, we’ve been ramping up efforts to prepare for the baby. We had our first baby classes today, though it was the last in the series, since we’re taking the classes so late we might miss the most vital lessons if the baby is born even a little bit early. So we saw videos of breast-feeding and babies being born and placentas flopping out and had discussions of circumcision. Then we had cake.

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Grant Barrett