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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fathers and Sons and Phones in Space

Jason’s going through a sweet phase where he likes to tell me I’m a great dad. I’m trying to enjoy it while it lasts, and bank up all this praise to get me through his teen years, when he’ll doubtless consider me a colossal embarrassment

Lennon at 70

I was 15 years old when John Lennon was killed. At the time, I wasn’t at all into pop music; all the records in the house belonged to my parents, and they were all show tunes, folk or comedy albums, not that it mattered because