6 years on…

Six years ago yesterday (the daughter’s birthday) was one of the hottest, and oddly most breathable (and, needless to say, breathtakingly beautiful, for an obvious reason) summer days I ever…

Only Yesterday

On Sunday afternoon we took the girl to see the 1991 Studio Ghibli film Only Yesterday¬†(part of a great SG retrospective screening at Pacific Cinematheque, which ends tomorrow), and it…

The End of the World

But not really. Things have been so heavy in the work-dissertation-and-family-survival morass I’ve been submerged in for the past 18 months, he says, noting that his last post to this…

Keep on Daddin’ in the Free World

At midnight (UTC) this site will go dark for 24 hours in solidarity with the anti-SOPA/PIPA internet blackout. Thank you, Wikipedians, WordPressians, Redditters and Cheezburgerz for leading the charge.

attaching and detaching

A couple of parenting books recently caught my attention: Alyson Schafer’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ (here‘s a review at BoingBoing) and Judith Warner’s Perfect Madness (excerpt here). Now that the girl is…

Birthday Madness

We’re in the midst of some heavy birthday madness here. There are four birthday parties in the next two weeks, plus the one we’re organizing for the girl. Combined with…