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the eric update - day 807: the littlest volunteer.

even though i can't say that odin truly offered his time and energy of his own free will, i was still proud to come home from work to see him wearing a sticker from a local nursing home with the simple words, "odin volunteer." and while he may not fully understand it yet, someday maybe he'll appreciate just how much his visits brightened the days of community elders who may not see as many visitors as they should.

and perhaps someday we'll all look back at day 807 as the first day in odin's lifelong commitment to try to continually and instinctively and without hesitation ask what benjamin franklin considered to be the noblest question in the world - "What good can I do in it?"

even if it doesn't always result in a big bowl of chocolate ice cream :-)

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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

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