Friday, September 28, 2007

The Inimitable Logan

Logan shows some muscle working with his dad in the yard.

I've hardly mentioned Logan in this blog, but it's certainly not because he isn't on my mind. Logan does a fabulous job ensuring he stays on one's mind. I don't believe I've ever in my life met a person like Logan. How to describe the scope, the intensity, the improbability of Logan...

A boy whose father christened him "Logan Michael Gazelem Ashurst-McGee" but feels the name just isn't sufficient and insists on "Logan Michael Gazelem Victor Ashurst-McGee."

A boy who is forced to live an inch shorter and step behind an older brother who has already read every fun book, made every cool bionicle.

A boy whose mother craves only peace and harmony despite his vigorous efforts to effect drama and intensity.

Logan demonstrates the ferocity of his play-dough creations.

Logan and Roscoe earned their purple belts in karate last week. Now they're no longer in the beginning class and get to start sparring.

Logan loves:
  • excitement
  • chaos
  • rollercoasters
  • rock and roll (including AC/DC)

  • a funky wardrobe
  • mohawks

  • speed

  • an entourage

  • fame

  • the electric guitar

  • being the leader

  • taking liberalities with the truth

  • risk
  • peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made by his mother

  • originality

  • staying up late

  • going to the clerk's office at church with Dad (rare one-on-one time and possibly an illicit trip to Wendy's)

  • his family

  • karate (though he'll never, ever admit it as his mother is the one who signed him up)

  • bionicles

  • an interesting project

Logan shuns and/or despises:
  • guilt

  • living in his older brother's shadow

  • neatness

  • unfairness

  • being disregarded

  • all things girly

  • early rising

  • work

  • being called on a fib

  • pain, misfortune, or setbacks (they shatter his view of the world as his oyster)
Will the raging river of Logan be confined within the banks of the strait and narrow? Will Logan's mother succeed in providng him sufficient positive energy and absorbing creative outlets? If Roscoe is good will Logan feel he must be bad? Will Logan use his formidable powers to lead the charge for truth, peace, and righteousness? Stay tuned.

An uncommonly benign smile from Logan.


  1. Man Ang. I really would pay to read a book by you. I just love your style of writing.
    Anyway, Logan is one cute guy. Sassy, yes. But a great kid.

  2. To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
    Vittorio Alfieri
    Like my self Logan seems apt to test boundarys but smart enough not to cross them.
    Do you remember the time he got into the grease on my truck and it took all of both of our strength to keep him in the bath.