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[7 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Time Zones

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One of the great and unforeseen benefits of my new work situation revolves around time zones.

First I need to give you a little bit of background. Over the summer, Tara and I moved from New York City to the Bay Area. Originally planning to take a new job, I ended up staying with my current agency, Deutsch, and working remotely. Luckily the house we rented came equipped with a home office sequestered from the rest of the house. As my colleagues and clients …

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[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Daily Babble

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Tara is visiting her ailing Aunt for a few days so I find myself this morning having enough  time to blog.  I just posted a comment on Daily Babblle which is talking today about paternity leave.
Here it is:

Most men do not take paternity leave in the US because of two underlying reasons. First the entire society is still built upon an organization of work that is based upon the old manufacturing model. This is finally beginning to transform as knowledge workers become the norm, and …

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[7 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

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At first I thought I was going to be very upset upon reading the advice column – I thought it was going to be how to get doulas on the cheap.   In fact, the article actually provides some very helpful suggestions, such as setting up payment plans or seeking reimbursement from insurance.
I have seen first hand how doulas are sometimes royally screwed over by clients.  The problem …

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[28 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

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For one, I do not yet have an inherent feeling of being “the father” in the sense of being the primary provider, monetarily-speaking.  I don’t look in the mirror and see a father looking back at me.  I only see the same old me.
Partly this is because Tara has a very active …