An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

Dear Parents, You’ve all seen the commercials. Two opposing vehicles approach an intersection at full speed. In the passenger cabin of the first car, the man at the wheel is rocking out to a driving guitar riff on his radio. In the other, a father takes his eyes off the road ahead and whips them(…)

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr. Maya Angelou, Redbook Here’s what I knew about Nina Simone: I knew that(…)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

Let’s pretend, for the sake of argument, that you’ve wondered where I’ve been. That you’ve noticed our conspicuous absence over here on the blog. That you’ve checked in on us, often, only to discover that nothing new had been documented since October. That you’ve clicked and heard the crickets. Well, suffice it to say, we(…)

Lifted, A Mile High

Lifted, A Mile High

I want to tell you about a moment that happened a few weeks back. When the hotel’s elevator doors suck shut and the telltale bell-tone sounds its ascent, I finally feel that solitude that I’ve come to know, so often, back home. It’s a strange sort of alone. An isolation I can sometimes find solace(…)

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

(Bonus: Video!) Remember once upon a last April when I wrote this, apparently, “illmatic” attack on the rap industry? What I intended as more of a creative treatment of a wholly personal parenting decision in the form of a break-up letter, for the sake of my young daughters, caught a bit of fire when The(…)

There’s Magic In The Music: Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock

There’s Magic In The Music: Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock

One of the other dads bends down to hear my daughter over the band’s acoustic euphony. She blurts out her excitement, her phone chord curls bouncing in time with the beat. “{{I have magic in my hands and I can touch the walls and turn them different colors but ACTually the magic is in my(…)

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