Child Rearin'

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My Daughter the Storyteller

Published on August 14th, 2015 | by Richard Black

It’s often said that children tell the best stories but I really haven’t found that to be the case. Darcy is an absolutely dreadful storyteller. Her plots are fairly transparent. She doesn’t employ many literary devices. ... Read More


Holding Forth

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The Pseudoseum

Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Richard Black

Last week I had the displeasure of visiting a local play area with my daughter. It wasn’t a park or a Monkey Joes or the local Science Center but some sort of poorly conceived amalgam of ... Read More


Bullies

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I Hate Boys – Kafka at the Pool (Part III of III)

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Richard Black

When I was fourteen the middle school I attended held a yearbook signing event in the gymnasium. My class of about fifty kids wandered around and solicited each other for signatures and gossiped during what was, ... Read More


Bullies

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I Hate Boys – Push (Part II of III)

Published on July 30th, 2015 | by Richard Black

When I was in third grade Tommy Roscoe shoved me off the top of the monkey bars. The fall wasn’t more than six feet but it ended on a big piece of blacktop because playgrounds in ... Read More


Bullies

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I Hate Boys (Part I of III)

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Richard Black

Hi my name is Richard Black and I don’t like boys. For the record I don’t have a problem with men who like boys as long as it’s a platonic relationship. I also feel compelled note ... Read More


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