One Day I Will Rule the World

World Domination, Babies and Middle Eastern Dance

Category: Family
October 2, 2013

A flock of birds

You know when you watch a flock of birds at dusk, the way they get wheeling and diving and yet never seem to run into each other? What a marvel of grace and perfect syncrony it looks like from the outside. It seems obvious that there are nuances that the birds are aware of that […]

November 29, 2012

Lion Party

Hannah’s Birthday party on Sunday went so well. We were overrun by kids and at the end of it we were a little hoarse – but it was from good natured yelling over the noise, not yelling to try to control things. I’m not the kind of person who just interacts naturally with kids, so […]

November 22, 2012


Hannah’s Birthday is next week. We’re having the kids’ party this Sunday (a family party on her actual birthday). It’s been a couple of years since we bothered with kids’ birthday parties. The year we moved in here, Hannah was only turning two and in the spring we were planning a wedding, so we bribed […]

July 27, 2012

Lunch Date

Hannah and I have come to campus to have lunch with Ian. I am lying in the grass watching wisps of clouds between the trees while Hannah plays hide-and-seek with her dad and her imaginary friends. It was about time for some summer-time relaxasaurus. It has been one hell of a week.