From the monthly archives:

July 2012


July 11, 2012

Young Ladrinka and I had a splendid Sunday planned last weekend, centered around the fact that we were heading to CitiField to watch our beloved Mets play. But before we headed out to the stadium, Young Ladrinka shared with me that he knows that Husbandrinka and I love our daughter more, and that he is […]

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What I Learned While Reading “The Hot Zone”

July 8, 2012

As you may remember, this summer my daughter and I are reading The Hot Zone, Richard Preston’s account of the Ebola epidemic. Obviously I’m reading it under duress and already have diagnosed myself with Ebola so I’m just awaiting the autopsy to confirm my findings (by the way, one of Papa’s favorite jokes is the […]

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July 5, 2012

Last Sunday, Young Ladrinka’s Little League team lost a grueling Championship game, throwing them out of the tournament. And unfortunately, Young Ladrinka got the last out of the game. Now usually he is very stoic about losses and sort of doesn’t understand why some other players cry at the end, but he definitely knew why […]

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Quick Question

July 2, 2012

Hey, quick question for you. Do you understand how this whole child trafficking thing works? The actual logistics. Getting kids from point A to point B? I ask, ha ha, not because I’m interested in child trafficking, but because a few weeks ago I had a birthday party for my turning-11-years-old son and I couldn’t […]

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