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Why you should still date me even though I’m a dad.

Ladies, I get it: kids are scary. They require a lot of time and effort. They can be stinky, messy, needy, and irrational—often all at once. And yes, having a kid means I was once married and am now divorced. (IF YOU’RE CONCERN IS ABOUT TIME, SCROLL TO THE LAST SECTION) However, being a dad […]

The pure joy of childhood…

The pure joy of childhood…

There are so many awesome things about being a dad, but perhaps the best one of all is seeing the world through the eyes of my son. First off, every reaction he has is the correct one. If I’m like: “do you want a cookie?” He’s like: “FUCK YEAH I DO!” (OK, he actually doesn’t […]

Confess Manchild: how game theory applies to dating…

Confess Manchild: how game theory applies to dating…

Welcome back y’all! I got so excited writing about game theory I’m going to write about it again, this time focusing on how it applies to a world I’m quite intimate with: the world of modern dating. Yesterday I was trying to explain game theory to someone I met while writing, and I realized another way […]

Sleep is good… Hacks and Advice from a Borderline Insomniac

Sleep is good… Hacks and Advice from a Borderline Insomniac

Over the past year I’ve engaged in a lot of self-improvement projects, and one of the things I’ve come across over and over is that good sleep is absolutely essential to productive work, happiness, etc. And that’s so, so true–especially if we want to do anything intellectually difficult and/or creative. There’s actually a lot of […]

Confess Manchild: on Chance Meetings

Confess Manchild: on Chance Meetings

So, this post explores one of the themes of my life: being single… I once even had a blog about it called Confessmanchild.com. It still exists actually–I guess I’ll have to decide what to do about that? *** Yesterday I went to a bar to do some writing (I only drink Kombucha though–booze isn’t great […]

Millennials aren’t the problem. It’s their parents (and grandparents).

Millennials aren’t the problem. It’s their parents (and grandparents).

There’s a reason we see so many articles bemoaning the case of the millennials, including the inevitable swipe at avocado toast (which is fucking delicious). Pure clickbait. The elderly, while enjoying their single-payer healthcare (Medicare), basic incomes (Social Security) and pensions, want to understand why these mooching, lazy, takers want single-payer, affordable college, and decent wages. […]

The 5 Don’ts of Social Media

The 5 Don’ts of Social Media

Rule #1: Don’t be a scroll-whore. Oh, I know—I do it too. Sitting in bed, on the couch, on the shitter, scrolling endlessly through my Twitter feed, face vapid and expressionless as a cow chewing its cud. But really, is that the point of social media? No—hence the word “social.” Yes, we want to see […]