Tag Archives: midlife

Oil spill

It’s never good news when you walk into the kitchen and find your child wiping the floor. In this case, I had come in from the garden and found Abby on her hands and knees with a dish towel. I … Continue reading

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Middle age: You heard it here first

When I first started writing about my children 20 years ago, I was the only dad in the world. No one else had ever before experienced the amazements, the bafflements, the flooded basements of parenthood. It was really something, and … Continue reading

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Commencement address for the mid-forties set

Friends, guests, those of you who remember “Pong” and feel greater nostalgia for Wings than The Beatles, welcome. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your midlife. Webster’s Dictionary defines “midlife” as “something something the middle of life … Continue reading

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