My daughter Grace walked out of her room this morning dressed like this and said, “Today I’m going to be a ninja!” Continue reading Ninjutsu and Childhood
Last night, my wife took our children to the YMCA while I spent some time writing. Yes, that includes writing for this blog, which means that I was writing about raising our children while my wife was actually raising them. However, some … Continue reading The Children of the House
Earlier this evening, during dinner, I began a sentence to my wife with the words, “One time, when Josh and Steven were about eight or nine…” Before I could finish, she said, “You mean the iced tea thing?” I’m taking … Continue reading Iced Tea and Capitalism
Food and Drink and Fatherhood is James Rovira’s personal blog, a central location for his publications, projects, interests, and observations. He has two other blogs devoted to his book projects, Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum 2010 hardcover, 2011 … Continue reading Introduction. . .
I talked myself into going with my wife to a local Salvation Army thrift store yesterday. The usual routine is that she goes out and then I go out — with three small children, that’s the only way to get … Continue reading What’s magical about used books…