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A Requiem for Murray

I’ve read a fair number of these things and more than a few of them are written in second person. That bothers me. First, who is this writer to tell me how I feel? Second, it implies there’s some sort of universality to the experience…you WILL feel these emotions. Oh, the experience I’m talking about: […]

Cranky x2

I know I’ve been sporadic about posting here, but I promise you, I have about a million things making me cranky. Hopefully I will get time to post at least 100,000 of them before the end of the decade. I can’t promise that my more frequent posts will be happening any time in the immediate […]

Two Years Ago…

(Our son at 1 day old…) Two years ago at this time, I had no idea who our son was. I was unaware of how our lives were about to change. I’d be remiss not to start off with some mention of my wife, since she has been, quite frankly, instrumental in this process of […]

Early Wake Ups

Our little guy has been waking up at nights in recent days, due to teething (and who knows what else–toddlers are like the weather in terms of changeability). This morning when my wife and I got up to start our day, he woke up as well. He was having trouble falling back to sleep, so […]

Stay-at-home

For the last five weeks or so, I have been a stay-at-home parent. My wife was back to teaching, and I was left alone to care for our son and house until my PhD classes (and research/teaching assistantship) started last week. Here are a few of the things I discovered. Although I understand that the […]

Toilet Seat Down

Unlike Cale, the hero of White House Down (played by Channing Tatum), the coolest thing I’ll probably ever get to yell is “Toilet seat down.” I sincerely doubt I will ever have the opportunity or need to rescue my child (and, along the way, the President) from evil terrorists who are plotting world destruction. While […]

Feeling Cranky Again

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about being cranky, because it’s been a while since something’s made me really cranky. Tonight, though…I’m cranky. Here’s why. I always used to hate the stories that would start with, “When you’re a parent, then you’ll understand…”. I still hate those stories, but now I understand them. This […]