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Biking Montreal: Evolution of a Risk-Adverse Mother

I enjoyed bike-riding in Madison where the streets were wide and the traffic in my neighborhood was sparse.  Riding my bike in Montreal, a compact city of four million, terrified me.   999 more words


Parallelogram: Picking a Preschool |

Both our eldest children have been in preschool for exactly eight days but our path to preschool is very different.  Presenting this week’s PolarRico Parallelogram from me (Polar) and my friend Laura (Rico): 8 more words


Putting My Stay-At-Home Dad Skills to the Test

Remember how I recently wrote about how my wife is leaving us? Well, she left hours before most people wake up to start their day and by the time you’re reading this, she should be in Boston. 412 more words



When Arlo was three-and-a-half he fell off his bike after school one day, badly skinning his knee and shoulder.  Healthy since birth and coordinated since his first step, this is the most serious injury he has ever endured.   322 more words

Confessions of a SAHM

Disclaimer: I did not write this today. I actually wrote it one year ago! Don’t feel obligated to call and wish me well today…because today is a good (read: calm) day in our home!  416 more words



I just finished binge-watching Community and now I don’t know who I am or what I’m supposed to be doing.  Netflix = immersion therapy.

When I first moved from New York to San Francisco in 1999, a friend and her husband came to visit.   425 more words


MMM: Gay Village

Mostly Montreal Monday

Shots and thoughts from my new home of Montreal

It was a Sunday morning filled with bad decisions and hurt feelings so we decided it was best to get out of the house and sprinkle our sunshine around the  33 more words