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The Best Ragù Bolognese for Kids (But You’ll Want to Eat It All Yourself)

December 7th, 2015 by Matt | 4 Comments

A recipe for ragù bolognese that kids seem to love, which is great except that they’ll eat it all, leaving none for the adults who’ll really appreciate how good it is.

Everything I Know About Parenting I Learned From ‘Dr. Who’

March 31st, 2013 by Matt | No Comments

Apparently, a new season of the BBC’s classic sci-fi series, “Dr. Who,” is about to begin here in the former colonies, which has prompted some people to reflect on how the 50-year-old show, about a time-traveling do-gooder with a funny accent and slightly funnier outfits, is an excellent source of parenting wisdom. And they’re right! […]

Envy, Thy Name Is Baseball

July 2nd, 2012 by Theodore | 2 Comments

Before I get into any of this, let me be clear: things aren’t so bad. I have a lovely and continually pregnant wife, two lovely and preternaturally intelligent kids, a lovely and relatively remunerative job in an only-perceived-as-dying-but-not-really-dying industry, most of my teeth, and whatever additional things one might think of to connote basic, boring, […]

Keep the Jew Away From the Fire

June 12th, 2012 by Theodore | No Comments

I’ve decided to share  a post from my website, theodoreross.net, which I thought fit here because it is childhood related., it also happens to be something that I cut from my book. Online literary outtakes, ladies and gentlemen–read it here first: I think about this often, whenever I need a reminder of my futility as […]


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