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What Almost Made Me Cry Today

The Tantrum: Should Young Men Even Be Allowed to Breed? Part III

June 6th, 2012 by Nathan | 3 Comments

From my middle-aged vantage point, it’s tempting paint younger parents as chronically unfit, the kind of people who make the evening news, who smoke weed and drive off with their baby in its carrier still on the roof of their car. There are those types of idiots, sure, but I’ve seen young parents who also do a great job.

Just Poop Already, Dammit: No. 2

May 24th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

This morning started out as a normal morning. I went into Sasha’s room at about 7:20 to get her up, and she told me she wanted to get dressed. No, not that dress, she said, the flower one—the one that’s probably too light for today’s wet weather. Whatever. I helped her into clean undies and […]

What Almost Made Me Cry Today: ‘Love You Forever’

September 27th, 2011 by Matt | 15 Comments

The other night, at bedtime, I sent Sasha to her “library” (what she calls her bookshelf) to select some reading material. She returned with Mercer Mayer’s “All By Myself,” a stack of idiotic Corduroy books, and a book I’d seen floating around the house but had never actually opened, “Love You Forever,” written by Robert […]

What Almost Made Me Cry Today: Airplane Movies

June 1st, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

It should surprise no one that on my flight back from Greece last week I watched a couple of movies that almost made me cry. That’s just how it goes in Matt World. For the record, the one that came closest to squeezing tears from my ducts was Where the Wild Things Are, the Dave […]


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I don't care. EAT IT ANYWAY, KID!

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Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death


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