How do you have so much fun with your children?

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That’s what someone asked my wife. It’s a reasonable question: given that you have a 2-year-old and an infant – how is it that we’re having fun with them rather than struggling to survive every day? I’ll give you the answer right away: our kids don’t have a choice. They’d… Read more »

When do you learn what’s good for you?

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In general I am very much against people telling me what’s good for me. I am open to ideas, I am perfectly willing to consider that I’m wrong, and I’m always willing to improve what I do for myself and for others. But I hate being told what to do…. Read more »

The first six months

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In my life I have met stupid people, annoying people, dirty people, stinky people, ugly people, disrespectful people, selfish people, rude people, and just all-around assholes. But I’ve never met a human being that’s all of the above at the same time. Until I had my son. There is no… Read more »

Live your life, and teach your kids to do the same

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I likely have some decades left to live, but I’m not afraid to die because I know I’ve already lived more than most people do in their entire life. And I hope my children get to this point even younger than me. We live in societies where all natural risks have been… Read more »

Take some responsibility for procreating

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In my last article I mentioned how incredibly useful it is to have grandparents who want to be involved. What I didn’t mention last time is that there are limits to helpful involvement. I know a really lame mother who abuses her mother by having her do everything for the… Read more »