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Entries from May 2010

A Week on the Wagon: Change Is the Only Constant

May 28th, 2010 by dadwagon | No Comments

Many of the Dadwagoneers faced down some kind of instability this week. Could you tell from their posts? Matt experienced a genuine life shift: giving up his Frugal Traveler column at the Times, and moving to a looser (and presumably easier) schedule. And what does he do with his newfound freedom? Make wiseass remarks about […]

Diff’rent Strokes, Same Ending

May 28th, 2010 by Matt | 1 Comment

I’m sure I don’t remember Gary Coleman quite as well as most people. I tuned in to “Diff’rent Strokes” long after it had gone into syndication, and never developed the kind of ironic affection for it that so many Gen Xers did. But what I do remember him from was “On the Right Track,” a […]

The Meaning of Giving Life, or Why We Screw in Summer

May 28th, 2010 by Theodore | 5 Comments

So JP’s birthday is tomorrow, which is not what this post is about. This post about sex, late-summer early-fall sex, the kind of sex that results in children born … on Memorial Day weekend. Am I imagining this, or are half of the children that I know having birthdays coming up this weekend or week? […]

Worst Father’s Day Gift Ever? Hardly.

May 28th, 2010 by Christopher | No Comments

All due respect to Nathan, but this isn’t even close. I own a paper shredder, as it happens—come to think of it, a castoff from my own father, who upgraded to a fancier model—and I take ridiculous pleasure in grinding up my paper trash. I can only explain it in the most hazy terms, but […]


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