You watch a sad parent pack away his son's clothes, digging through the wreckage. That's when, maybe for the first time, I understand the depths of the disease my roommate and supposed friend has been living with. I could've done better.
I was holding my five-month-old son this morning and thought it would be fun to listen to some music and sway with him a bit. He can't quite dance yet. It was a gray morning, so I put on "The Chauffer" by Duran Duran and we wiggled in time.
I've eaten a lot of Zankou Chicken. Zankou Chicken is a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles that serve amazing Armenian fast food. I'd be more than content to have a chicken Tarna plate with their signature garlic paste for my last meal on Earth.
In 1996 I voted for Bob Dole. I was 19, didn't follow politics, and had heard that Republicans advocated small government and Democrats advocated large government. I didn't care for authority much at that age, so that was enough for me.
I'd had close to no sex when I got to college. My penis had been inside a couple of girls, but I didn't really know what to do with it and I could have been charitably described as "very awful" at making and/or doing sex. So at NYU, I made a concerted eff…
I'm a dad. I have been for three months. I like my baby. I love him, even. This is probably because (head reason) I'm programmed to, and (heart reason) the sight/smell/sound of him is intoxicating and I can't get enough of it. I want to smell him so hard
One night in the summer of 1999 I jumped off the Manhattan Bridge. It wasn't a suicide attempt--I had a bungee cord attached to my ankles. But it was still illegal and not part of any tour package or team-building exercise
After being toilet trained and graduating to big-kid underpants, it's common for a child to occasionally wet the bed for a few more years. Most kids are consistently waking up on a dry and cozy mattress by the age of six or seven.
A little under a year ago I received a picture message from my wife. It was a photo of a smiley face, which was on a stick she'd just peed on. Its appearance meant that she was ovulating, so I sped home from my office, which was five miles away, hoping to…