• This is not your Salad Days blog. I don't do paper towel napkins or four liter jugs of wine. No whining about mean boys or boys for that matter. No more eating corn out of the can, hostels, graduate degrees, PBR "beer", etc. I eat, I drink, and I write what I think.

    These are the Saveur Days of my life.


    Dedicated to the newest member of our family. These are some of the things the newborn has heard during the first tender of months of his life. It's a blessing we never remember these harrowing times (for our parents.)

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Again, Part 2: Second & Third Trimesters

Second Trimester It’s like a scene out of a film called Buttercups and Daffodiles. Don’t bother looking for it on Netflix. It’s a single three month long take of you and your little guy skipping and tumbling and rolling like bunnies on a gentle grassy knoll covered with yellow flowers and soft velvety bushes laden … Continue reading

What to expect when your expecting again

What To Expect When You’re Expecting Again, Part 1: Getting Pregnant & First Trimester

Welcome back! Here’s more or less what to expect when you’re expecting again. No, it’s not like the first time. But before you even get to the point of expecting, here’s what you can expect just before you’re expecting again. Getting pregnant on purpose is work. It’s not like conceiving accidentally during shower sex where … Continue reading

Book Report #1: Harold and the Purple Crayon

I read a lot of kids books these days. H can sometimes go through a dozen or more books a day, easy. As I read these books with him for the umpteenthed time, I occupy myself by thinking about them as metaphors. In fact, the best children’s books always function on symbolic levels beyond the … Continue reading

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I Should Be Grateful My Sons Are Asian

It’s not that I failed to notice before the recent events in Missouri that the US carried a lot of racial baggage. During my first three years living here as a grad student from Canada, there was no avoiding the knowledge that I was only one of three Asian students in the creative writing program. … Continue reading

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