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Entries from May 2011

Playgrounds for Parents

May 31st, 2011 by Matt | 7 Comments

Sunday morning found me and Sasha over at Carroll Park, the frothing hub of weekend kiddie play in the middle of GoBoCoCa (Gowanus–Boerum Hill–Cobble Hill–Carroll Gardens). It was a warm day, but maybe because of the holiday the park wasn’t as overcrowded as it usually is; there was plenty of room for Sasha to run […]


I Hate Kids, Old People, Tourists, You

May 27th, 2011 by Matt | 1 Comment

The other night I was in the Greek seaside town of Neapoli, down at the end of Cape Meleas in the Peloponese. I arrived late, and didn’t really want to be there at all; I’d been hoping to catch a bus to Sparta, but the buses had finished for the night. Reluctantly, I checked into […]


Men My Wife Likes Who Are Not Me

May 26th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

I am not, by nature, a jealous type. Nor am I the kind of idealistic romantic who imagines his partner could, and should, never fantasize about another person. But still, I take note whenever Jean, my wife, says she finds someone attractive. These occasions are pretty rare, but I track them, and solely to embarrass […]


The Hangover, Part 2: Or, Why I Love My Wife

May 25th, 2011 by Theodore | 3 Comments

Years ago, before I had JP, his mother and I lived in a college town while she was working on her doctorate, and I was writing a risibly bad novel. We fought a lot even in those days, which should have been a bad sign, but which we mistook for “passion.” One particularly confrontational night, […]


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slate.com

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Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments

Meet the most annoying kid in the world. Go the fuck to sleep, Olivia Farnsworth!

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Extraordinary Olivia Farnsworth.

Jan 15th 12:41pm • No Comments