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[24 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Daddy Shift

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I received a desk copy of Jeremy Adam Smith’s new book, The Daddy Shift.  It is a must read for any father who is interested in taking an active role in his children’s lives.  Particularly if you are the primary care-giver.
The core tenant of the book is that we are at an inflection point where male gender roles are going to radically shift, with dads taking a much more active and nurturing role in the raising of their children.    I think this is quite right and …

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[24 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Bananas and Pears

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[18 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

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My mom came for a visit last week.  She brought in hand a pamphlet from UCLA Medical Center stating that a Federal Court had concluded, there is no evidence that vaccines cause autism.  The pamphlet states, it is proven that vaccines are safe.
The pamphlet angered me in how disingenuous it was.  It is true that there is not any overwhelming evidence to support the idea that the MMR vaccine causes autism.  But there is also no evidence to support the conclusion that the current vaccine schedule …

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[12 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Tara and I greatly appreciate the responsiveness of the company.  We shipped back the booties so that the Zutan product engineers can examine them — and they were kind enough to send us some wonderful outfits in return,  including this wonderful blanket (under which there is a beautiful little …