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“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book.” – Marcel Proust As a lover of books and an author, this is a lovely thought, but Proust’s childhood must have really sucked for him to feel this way. I have many wonderful childhood memories…

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Rooney and I are both exceedingly efficient when it comes to sleeping. We can sleep anywhere, regardless of comfort, and we can fall asleep almost immediately. Rooney seems to enjoy napping, a practice that I vehemently oppose, but perhaps when I am his age, my tune will change. But in terms of thoughts on sleep,…

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… but it’s a start. This is my daughter’s new potty, which she specifically requested after watching some kids begin to use the potty at school. My wife and I are secretly hoping that she will come home one day and be magically potty-trained by her teachers at school.

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You’re in a meeting. The meeting is crushing your soul, as most meetings do. You’ve already scanned the agenda and marked the items that could have been handled through a simple email. It’s most of them, of course. It always is. One or two people slow the proceedings by making useless, inane comments in order…

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From a New York Times piece on recent testosterone research: This is probably not the news most fathers want to hear. Testosterone, that most male of hormones, takes a dive after a man becomes a parent. And the more he gets involved in caring for his children — changing diapers, jiggling the boy or girl…

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A couple of Save the Dates I wanted to make you aware of in the event that you are interested in attending: First, I am performing at The Moth’s GrandSLAM storytelling event on Monday, October 17 at the Highline Ballroom. 431 West 18th Street in NYC. Doors open at 6:00 for dinner and drinks. Stories…

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I was standing at the 18th tee on Sunday, moments away from one of the worst golf shots in human history. Throughout the morning, I had been experimenting with moving the ball forward in my stance during my tee shot, and the change had improved the trajectory and consistency of my drives considerably. For my…

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My daughter is two-years old, and as a result, she has a lot of amusing things to say.  A few gems from the past couple days include:_______________________________________ Me: Why didn’t you take a nap this afternoon, Clara? Clara: A lion is coming. I have to tell someone. _______________________________________ A conversation that Clara had with herself…

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I remember this Sesame Street clip from the 1970’s quite well. In fact, though I have not seen it in almost forty years and had forgotten that it even existed, I can still recite parts of it word for word. It was written by Maurice Sendak, and he recently adapted it for his newest children’s…

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