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Entries from April 2011

Short Kids, Long Flight

April 29th, 2011 by Nathan | 7 Comments

Actually, it’s not just a flight. Due to the vicissitudes of the global economy and our resulting (and oddly unshakable) penury, the best and cheapest way to transport the family from New York to northern Germany, where we will spend some vacation days relaxing with old friends in Vorpommerania, is this: flight from New York […]


The Miseries of Cursive

April 28th, 2011 by Matt | 6 Comments

The day I learned to write cursive was the day my handwriting—and probably all semblance of fine motor control over drawing implements—died. It was 1982 or 1983, and I was living in Brighton, England, an 8-year-old temporary American transplant to the British state school system. Until then, I’d learned, as most kids do, to write […]


Don’t Fry Pork Chops on Passover

April 27th, 2011 by Theodore | 2 Comments

Okay, this has nothing to do with Passover, or parenting, except that I thought of it when I saw some photos my friend David put on Facebook of his seder, and he has a lovely new daughter, Georgina. He was seated at the table with his guests and they were all wearing little paper hats […]


Playground Juarez

April 26th, 2011 by Nathan | 6 Comments

“Mexicans were aware that when they talked about children, they tended to talk about nonsense.” –Roberto Bolaño, 2666 There is plenty left to say about the trip I just finished to Juarez and the Texas borderlands (yes, I’m back home). In large part, I suppose, most of the information will come out in the pages […]


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The Children of the Opioid Crisis

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Left behind by addict parents, tens of thousands of youngsters flood the nation’s foster-care system; grandparents become moms and dads again

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A Gift for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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