Trains>Cats>Fairies. In that order.

Donna Haraway’s wonderful and wonderfully over-cited essay linking cyborgs to women as similarly Other is profoundly useful in understanding (of a sort) our daughter’s media predelictions. The metaphor of cyborgs in children’s culture is ubiquitous…

blowing yr nose

Hilarity ensues this week. The way she gets my goat is by blowing her nose on furniture, refusing all manner of tissues, napkins, cloths and so on. I am a figure of fun. I have…

Daddy Days are Here Again

Round about the age of 13 months, my wife’s mat leave ended, and we were challenged to come up with a creative solution for child care. 13 months was simply too young for her to…

oops

Oops – I went over one week without a single post. Trying not to do that. Just dropping a note to say that I have a few posts in the hopper – just no time…

Dialectical Toddlerisms

This one’s a reminiscence about early words, leading into a loose comparison of how academic discourse is learned and the development of language pragmatics in the preschooler. It ends with a shrug. Somewhere there is…

TV and the toddler

This one’s ramshackle, off the top of my head. We don’t have a television in the conventional sense. That is a common practice these days, so on its own this fact is unremarkable. I should…

originary matters

Credit where credit is due. The idea for this blog was actually dreamed up in collaboration with a co-worker, way back in twenty-ought-five, long before I was actually a dad. My co-worker, who was a…

The Daddy Blogger

My first post should provide an introduction, and perhaps also some context. It should presage the posts to come – likely to oscillate between tired jokes/routines, caustic complaints about insolent bystanders, and heartwarming non sequiturs…