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It’s good to be Theodore (this week)

July 1st, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized

Actually, it may well be good to be Theodore all year ’round: for reasons of experiential subjectivity, I just don’t know. But this has been a good week for him in particular. We were all amused to see the New York Times’s City Room blog pick up his DadWagon post about JP water-fightin’ at the playground. They even got his name and title right.

But far cooler to my mind is the publication of this piece, which I saw just came out in the July issue of Guernica Magazine, looking underneath the hood of his ex-wife’s cousin decision to come to the States illegally from Vietnam. I cover immigration in my own way for TIME, and I’m telling you now: read Theodore’s article. It’s excellent. But more to the point: when exactly did he find time to write it? I know he’s over here blogging quite a bit. And then there’s his actual day job. Also, navigating multiple birthday parties for JP. And hanging out in divorce court.

Someone told me recently that there’s no such thing as multitasking: that it’s just an excuse for being distracted. I’m calling bullshit on that. Theodore is multitasking, and doing it well.

P.S. Next week, I promise I’ll get back to talking about what an asshole he is.

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