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Daddy Needs a Drink

Make It a Double

Opinion It was early and so was I, but I figured that I’d enjoy a well-needed drink at the empty bar. The bartender handed me a menu and I scanned it. The night before, some other friends had served me a fancy ru...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Going the Distance

Opinion Earlier this fall, my wife Lala and I had told Poppy she needed to do something active—take hip-hop dance, join a gym, jazzercise, her choice—and surprisingly she went postal on us and up and joined...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Name Dropping

Opinion Being stuffed into a minivan may cause some minor disagreements, like whether or not “Gucci Bandana” is an appropriate song for an 8-year-old boy, but it also can promote conversation, as I found ou...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs A Drink

The Giving Tree

Opinion Last spring my wife Lala somehow fancied herself a gardener and started planting like Johnny Appleseed—if Johnny were a Janey and had taken liberal doses of speed.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Rob Wilder

Dharma or Bust

The road to enlightenment sometimes ends at a bar

Sweat For those of you outside the yoga thrill cult, Kripalu is a major yoga center nestled in the Berkshires approximately three hours north of New York City. Citing Kripalu to my old high school chum was akin to me...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Bounce

Opinion When my wife Lala proposed purchasing a trampoline, I couldn’t help but think like my old man: When she said fresh air, I pictured fresh bone breaks; when she said exercise, I envisioned lacerated exoepid...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Staying Put

Opinion After the kids had finished their school-related camping trips, field days and locker cleanups, and once I stopped seeing blue (books) after grading exams, we decided to have what folks are calling a “sta...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Survivor: Santa Fe

Opinion Maybe it’s our fault for creating a history of elaborately themed parties for his older sister Poppy or for sustaining a Thursday-night ritual in front of CBS at 7 pm...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Rob Wilder

Ocean Bound

Need some beach? Start driving

Summer Guide Puerto Peñasco is a former fishing village-turned-vacation-destination, a mere 12 hours away from Santa Fe or, if you’re traveling in a minivan with two kids, the journey translates to about eight ...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Animal House

Opinion My youngest brother, whom we refer to lovingly (and accurately) as Crazy Eddie, has lived in Orlando, Fla. since before the Animal Kingdom was built, most of those years working as an entertainer for the larges...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Rob Wilder
 
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