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Being a Father: 14 Vignettes

It’s 10:43am on the 18th of September and you are being born. Dark hair is covering your head and clay-coloured vernix is coating your body. You’re screaming. You’re being warmed and weighed. I’m apprehending your pain. I am unsure when I get to hold you; asking the nurses if I should take my shirt off. […]

Getting Parental Advice from Big Shot Rappers

I’m ashamed to admit that when I was younger, I used to say that I liked virtually all kinds of music except rap, claiming that it could hardly be called “music.”  I thought I was so clever in pointing out that “r,” “a”, and “p” were the last three letters in a popular excremental word […]