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Air rage

The flight to Long Island went off without a hitch. In fact, it was almost too easy. Eerily so. Aaaaand here’s the return trip payback: 8:30-9:30 a.m. — Drive from Smithtown to LaGuardia airport. Violet is tired and angry. 9:30 a.m. — Arrive at LaGuardia. It’s dark. The power is out. Massive amounts of people […]


I have a good excuse for allowing Violet to watch 3 hours of TV a day for the past month: World Cup Soccer. Okay, actually she doesn’t really watch. She plays and climbs on me, but then runs around the room screaming “¡Gooooooool!” whenever a team scores. (With a Spanish accent, you see. Keep in […]

Caption Contest

Caption Contest

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Machines hate us

Machines hate us

Yes, add machines to the list of things that hate us. My computer has been in the shop for what seems like weeks. An ugly reminder of how much of our lives are tied to this modern convenience. Then our remote control died. It must seem supremely lazy of us to complain about, but consider […]

Who's yer dada?

Who’s yer dada?

Recently I was reading the paper when Violet gleefully exclaimed, “Dada!” “Daddy’s at work baby,” I told her. “Dada!” She repeated, pointing emphatically at the paper. Upon closer inspection I saw that it was a picture of… Keanu Reeves. “Is that Daddy?” I asked. “Yeah!” she cheered. Today we were looking at a the Beatles […]