Ninjutsu and Childhood

My daughter Grace walked out of her room this morning dressed like this and said, “Today I’m going to be a ninja!”

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The Children of the House

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 of that time I spent assembling and setting up bookcases in our library, and around theContinue reading “The Children of the House”

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Iced Tea and Capitalism

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 her response as a sign that I need to get this story off my chestContinue reading “Iced Tea and Capitalism”

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Introduction. . .

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 paperback) and Interpretation: Theory: History (in progress: working title).

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What’s magical about used books…

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 anything done. I don’t like the division of our time, though, and wanted to spendContinue reading “What’s magical about used books…”

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