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Steve Jobs Was Planning This All Along

September 8, 2010

Jasper loves the iPhone. Jasper loves the iPhone a lot. Jasper loves the iPhone with a passion that exceeds my own, which is saying something, because it is only a slight exaggeration to say that I would save my iPhone before my husband if we were in a sinking raft (this was a favorite heuristic [...]

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Ceci N’est Pas Un Justin Bieber

August 16, 2010
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Thus Spake The Soon-To-Be-Soaked Toddler

July 28, 2010

For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is – to live dangerously. – Friedrich Nietzsche (The Gay Science, section 283.) (From the Photographosophy files.)

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When Mama’s Away…

July 19, 2010

… the kids will just end up in the backyard in diapers and bathing suits, faces unwashed, playing with sundry bits of Goodwill-bound baby equipment and also a skateboard.

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Ice Cream Wishes And Waffle Cone Dreams

June 23, 2010
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A Jasper By Any Other Name

June 10, 2010

We knew that Jasper was going to be Jasper for months before he was born. From the moment that we found out that he – hitherto referred to as Sprout – was going to be a he, he was Jasper. Jasper. It was a name for eccentric old English uncles, for suspender-wearing artists pottering about [...]

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Adulthood: The Reckoning

May 27, 2010

There comes a moment in every parent’s life when all the contrary forces of the universe collide – you are scheduled to make an appearance on a television program, say, and are rushing for the train to make it to the studio, and you haven’t yet had coffee because getting the kids to school and [...]

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Nobody, Not Even The Rain, Has Such Small Hands

May 19, 2010

He blows kisses, and my heart, it stops.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

May 18, 2010

Jasper is two years old today. Two years old. It doesn’t seem possible that so much time has passed since he was born. It doesn’t seem possible that so little time has passed since he was born. It doesn’t seem possible that this baby… … this sweet-faced cherub with the heart-crunchingly dimpled cheeks…

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Somewhere, Cronenberg Is Wishing He’d Thought Of This First

May 4, 2010

It’s wonderful, of course, that Jasper’s daycare goes to the trouble of helping the toddlers make personalized Mother’s Day gifts, but one wonders whether they aren’t also trying to send us a vaguely threatening message. Or maybe it’s a cry for help. I’m not sure: Something along the lines of: every day after you drop [...]

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