Category Archives: Parenting

  1. WHICH WAY IS DISTANCE: HOW TO TAKE A CAR RIDE WITH YOUR KIDS

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    August 26, 2017 by bhjames78

    Take the smaller car. The one that you, your wife, your four-year-old, and your two-year-old barely fit into. The one …
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  2. Water that Smelled Like Poop: A Summer Wish List

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    July 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    In seven days, summer will be over. Seven weeks ago, the time seemed unlimited. At that time, we made a …
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  3. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  4. Conversations with a Four-year-old

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    June 19, 2017 by bhjames78

    VARIOUS UNRELATED LINES OF DIALOGUE FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH A 4-YEAR-OLD:   4-year-old, to parents: “I read in the newspaper yesterday …
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  5. Mind Your Business!

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    May 2, 2017 by bhjames78

    Day before yesterday, at the zoo, where I had taken my wife and two sons, I turned to a man—about …
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  6. Borges at Disneyland

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    December 10, 2016 by bhjames78

    I read a lot of Borges. My critical thesis in grad school was on Borges’s influence on the fiction of …
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  7. Married Couple Abandons Parenting for 3 Months to Write Book

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    November 24, 2016 by bhjames78

    Potential headlines for this story: Married couple writes book.  Married couple writes book in only 3 months.  Married couple abandons …
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