Girl Problems

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We told our 3-year-old Betsy she’ll soon have another little sister. This was her reaction: I’m not great at reading human emotions, but I don’t think those are tears of joy. I don’t know what terrible thing I did to … Continued

Gender Day

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There are few surprises in my life when it comes to babies. My offspring arrive right on time every time because the only thing I do well is curse the world with miniature versions of myself. I’m like a disease, … Continued

Too Cold for a Snow Day

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“Congratulations, you won a surprise vacation. It’s to your own house, it’s bitterly cold outside, and you’ll spend most of your time doing back-breaking manual labor. Oh, and your kids will be there, too. Enjoy.” That’s the essence of a … Continued

The Moon is for People

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Right now there’s a robot driving around Mars and a satellite leaving the solar system. We’re letting machines do all the cool jobs, and one of these days they’re bound to notice. Lifeless automatons can tackle missions we can’t because … Continued

Reading is Stupid

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America has a crisis with literacy: We have too much of it. Rather than being the leisurely pursuit of the aristocracy, reading is now within reach of commoners who have neither the moral nor intellectual capacity to handle it. Words … Continued

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