Browsing the category: Daily

Top fifteen tracks of 2014

My favorite songs of the very limited collection of new music I got to discover this year.

Things to consider if you really are considering adopting a dog

Just because she can’t balance anything on her head doesn’t mean she’s completely useless.

My beat poet

This season has not been kind to my child in terms of illness, but she has so much content to pull from for her eventual award-winning collection of poetry.

Wherein my child resembles her uncle

Before you judge me, remember that the other one I raised was deconstructing Shakespeare at her age and negotiating peace treaties between warring nations.

One of the daily ways in which I betray my primitive ancestors

No, Paleolithic humans did not drink lattes, and they were grumpy and aggressive as shit.

This village of ours

“I knew I couldn’t call the police because that would frighten him even more, and so the quickest and best solution for everyone involved was to get him inside his house.”

Stuff I found while looking around

I cannot believe I got this done today given the amount of absolute mayhem going on around me, but the tweets are my favorite part of this one.

Thank god my signature already resembles chicken scratch

My doctor made a comedic reference to a “pain journal” not knowing that he just summed up an entire industry.

The beginning of an ironic yet worthwhile tradition

You could make the argument that it’s ironic that I’m starting a tradition around the mission of fighting hunger when both of my kids don’t like to eat. And you’d be right.

Matters of the eyes

A two-week crash course in vision charts, phoropters, lenses and frames, and perhaps a gentle nudge to get your kids’ eyes tested.