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[20 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Raccoon Safari

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Since we moved from NY, I thought a lot about the nature of home, particularly in relationship to Theory, and now Win.  The day before flying from NY to SF we slept on an air mattress in an empty apartment and Tara remarked “Theory will never remember this place.”  It really struck a cord for me because it was in …

Blog, Exercise, Health & Fitness, Stuff »

[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Going Mobile

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Yesterday the new bike I ordered arrived in the mail. Last year I bought a Gary Fisher Simple City when my mountain bike was stolen from work in NY. The Simple City is an amazing bike – based on a Dutch commuter bike. It was perfect for New York.

But the first week after moving to San Rafael, I took the bike out for a ride and could not even get it up our driveway. We live atop a very large hill in San Rafael and the …

Blog, Family, Relationships »

[17 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Little Man Win

!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Win is now two weeks old.  He is alert, hungry, and perennially has the hiccups.

Despite the fact that he is totally not mobile and does little more than eat, poop and cry, his personality is already so clearly different than Theory’s.  For one, he is much more aggressive in his physicality.  He grabs my shirt, swings his head from side to side, and lets out very powerful if small shouts of complaint.  He protests more often and harder.  And is much more pacified by the boob.
Between …

Blog, Family, Infant »

[6 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);On Saturday the 30th, Tara and I took Theory to a consignment store to buy her a bunch of tutus. Since she has been attending the Tutu School, she likes to wear them every minute she can – particularly to watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and dance. (Her favorite cat is Macavity.)

After shopping we ate lunch at a Thai food restaurant down the road, then headed home.

A few hours later, Taras crampy contractions, which had been going on for several days, had become stronger and …