That’s it, I’m having another daughter

, April 11, 2013

Did you hear about the farmer in Oregon whose two teenage daughters saved his life after a tractor pinned him to the ground? I’m doing the math on this one, and I think I’d better have another daughter, for my own good. Nothing against my existing daughter, you understand. She’s a great kid, and she’s […]


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Reasons his son has every right to be crying

, April 9, 2013

There’s a lot to like about Reasons My Son is Crying, the latest Tumblr to go viral. The idea is cute, the kid is cute, and parents everywhere can relate to it. But if you’re like me, sites like this just make you cringe. Why? Because it’s nothing but a series of embarrassing photos of […]


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The other kind of falling on your face

, April 8, 2013

My daughter started walking a couple of weeks ago. Running and dancing around soon followed, and as a result she’s been burning a lot more energy than she had been before. So every once in a while, she falls flat on her face and lays their contentedly, until she’s got the energy to go again. […]


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Rediscovering the art of the mini DJ set

, April 3, 2013

I was all ready to tell you about the incredible¬†DJ Z-Trip, and the simple secret to great live performances that he described in a terrific book called On the Record. But when I sat down to write, I discovered that I covered that ground in a post I wrote nearly three years ago. It’s a […]


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Let me introduce you to my single greatest contribution to progressive online discourse

, April 2, 2013

Speaking of feminist musings I recently shared on Twitter, I don’t mean to brag, but I think I may have solved the “expressing privilege in under a hundred and forty characters” problem. Not only have I whittled it down to just five characters (six if you count the space afterwards), but I’ll bet there’s someone […]


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