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Kids, and why Roo is more observant about them than I am.

After seeing Louis CK do the bit above, Roo was riding in the car with me and Moishe.  Moishe said something entirely unimportant and Roo pointed out that Louis CK was right, kids often don't talk about anything important.  "No no, I insisted, Moishe's different, and often insightful."  Roo just …

Poker and parenting, right now.

First, a new baby: And now, a screen shot of a $0.25/$0.50 LIMIT Texas Hold'em game I was in this weekend online. Look carefully at the player in seat 3.  He's sitting on a stack of $10,000+ chips.  Now he can't possibly lose it all at once, but I found …

Coming to terms with one’s own past

This week’s Sunday New York Times has a great piece by David Carr where he goes back 20 years in his life to when he was a crack addict.  He investigates his experience through interviews with people that knew him, medical and arrest records, and most powerfully, people that took …

Why I exist.

Moishe had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, and for some reason I was very nervous about it.  Partly because I couldn’t be there, and partly because the experience of Moishe spending 24 hours in the hospital for tests was still fresh in my mind.  (Notice the bandage on the arm in …

Tonight we go on lockdown

Sarah, Moishe, and I are going to be homebound for the weekend.  We’re training Moishe out of diapers which basically means we’re going to be glued to the house watching him for 3 straight days while he runs around with no pants and learns to use the plastic commodes we …

Baby Einstein videos debunked

I long ago made a vow not to be that parent that railroaded my kid into some form I predetermined.  I refused to choose his day care in order to choose the right pre-school in order to choose the right primary to get into the right high school to send …

Financial education for kids

I’m so very envious of kids financial education programs like these.  I worked from the age of 15 through high school and basically blew my money on girls, video games, and beer.  I wonder how much money I would have had if I had saved it or invested it?