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#CovidCooking

by I’ve been making the occasional big deal out of learning how to cook during the shutdown. Under ordinary circumstances, my wife does most of the cooking while I do most of the dishes and related cleanup. This division suits us both. She’s a much better cook and seems to…

How Are You Coping?

by There are as many ways of coping with the current isolation practices and how they’re reshaping our lives and society as there are people coping with it. New hobbies or a return to old ones, learning new things, bursts of creativity, exercise, extra housework or jobs around your living…

18

by Holy crap, my oldest daughter is 18 years old. My little Squeaker, my independent toddler who nonetheless always had know I was watching, my in so very many ways incredible oldest daughter. I’m going to forgo the usual sentimental dread where I remember first steps and first teeth, where…

At the Laundromat

by Sometimes, it’s an interesting cross-section of people you can discover at the laundromat. Sometimes interesting is the wrong word. I don’t do laundromats much anymore, because, with three small children, it was one of our earliest goals after we moved to the small town we’re living in to have…

My Oldest Child

by It is the 19th of December in the year 2018 of the common calendar, and it is a date of special significance to me. At 1:42 AM this morning my son, my firstborn child, turned 20 years old. 20. 20 years ago today, in the middle of the night,…

The Writing Life

by Sometimes, the writer’s life is easy. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes the words don’t come or the story doesn’t work or you suddenly hate your main character. Sometimes, you forget the rules of grammar so that the ones you break aren’t intentional and what you’ve just written reads like you…