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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:52:18 +0000A reminder that you can find daily my newsletter and iPhone/iPad app over at NextDraft, the Day’s Most Fascinating News.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:47:22 +0000When I say Mad Men sucks, I’m of course not talking about the excellence of the content. I’m talking about the number of people who actually watch the show, compared to the combination of its consistent quality and other-worldly media coverage. In the weeks leading up to the return of the show, Don Draper and [...]
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:27:38 +0000Here’s an exchange between my five year-old son Herschel and his mom while they played a game of Twenty Questions over dinner. Herschel: Are you blue? Mom: No. Are you orange? No. Are you yellow? No, and the color is irrelevant. Are you white? No, and I just said the color is irrelevant. What does irrelevant [...]
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:33:28 +0000In his latest piece for Slate, Matthew Yglesias argues that cities are threatening to “kill the food truck revolution with dumb regulations.” Many of these regulations are enacted in an attempt to protect local food businesses, but Yglesias suggests that keeping food trucks away from restaurants that sell the same kind of food “would be [...]
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:43:16 +0000This morning I asked my three year-old daughter if she’d be my Valentine. She answered: “No, I’m Jonathan’s Valentine.” And thus continued a never-ending streak of Valentine’s Days marred either by rejection or by a disappointment in my failure to mark the occasion with appropriate gusto. I’ve always assumed my love for my wife is [...]
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 04:26:26 +0000Today’s 49er game was a tough loss, but it was worth it because my 5 year-old son Herschel learned an important lesson about sports and life. Right after the game, I took him to his room, sat him down, and gave him the speech. Me: “Son, last year at this time, the 49ers were already [...]
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:30:07 +0000For several years I’ve been a member of a San Francisco group called the Luncheon society. Every month or so, the organizer invites some notable person — an author, a scientist, a politician, an astronaut — to join the group for lunch at a local restaurant. In all the years I’ve been attending these luncheons, [...]
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:02:13 +0000My hair was getting too long in back, so I took the same walk I’ve taken every now and then for the past twenty years. I went looking for Amigo. I didn’t expect to find him. The last eight or ten times I’d walked the four or five blocks down to 2nd and Mission, I [...]
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:10:43 +0000A little Thanksgiving cheer courtesy of NextDraft.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:43:40 +0000There have been a few minor rough spots during our son Herschel’s first months of Kindergarten, so my wife and I were pleased to see him having so much fun during his soccer awards dinner, where he was set to receive his first trophy. There were five tables of teams and the evening’s MC was [...]
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:06:25 +0000John McEnroe seems frustrated by his new iPhone.
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:22:04 +0000By the time Herschel got home from his first day of Kindergarten, we only had one question: How was Henry? It all started about two weeks prior when I initiated my fatherly duty of getting my five year-old son (and me) ready for the big transition to a post-preschool life. I was determined to do [...]
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:15:38 +0000Birth: Shit Happens Infancy: Shit in my pants Adoloscence: Who gives a shit? Teenager: I don’t take no shit from anyone. Twenties: I think I know something but I don’t know shit. Artist Phase: I am the shit. Artist Phase Ends: I am shit. Career: I do, in fact, take shit. Marriage: Get my shit [...]
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:32:50 +0000McSweeney’s was kind enough to publish my piece on my experiences at a recent heavy metal festival. An Open Letter to the Guy Who Puked Next To Me at the Heavy Metal Festival. Enjoy.
Wed, 18 May 2011 22:29:02 +0000Check out my new service. Each week or so, I send out 3-4 really great articles from the web directly to your Kindle device. It’s getting a great response so far. Delivereads: Curated Content for your Kindle.