The Unique Notion of “Parenthood”

Below is an interesting passage from Jill Lepore’s article, “Baby Talk,” which appeared in the books review section of the June 29 issue of The New Yorker. (The whole article is here.) I especially love its first sentence: “Adolescence is a useful contrivance, midlife is a moving target, senior citizens are an interest group, and [Read More…]

Happy Father’s Day! Or Not.

I’m not anti-Father’s Day, or anything like that. And (of course — what with having been born of one and all), I’m hardly anti-fathers.  My own father isn’t a bad guy. He’s never meant anyone any harm (and that’s actually Saying Something, isn’t it?) He worked hard every day to keep his family clothed, sheltered, [Read More…]

Perpetually unhappy? Consider rejecting your parents.

Unhappy? Then do yourself a favor, and consider the possibility that you had truly crappy parents. Maybe it’s NOT you. [Read more…]

Connecting Flights

How 12 hours went by like 12 seconds. [Read more…]