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The Ground Rules

I’ve wanted to start a personal blog for a while, because, well, cool things are happening, and I’m scared, happy and dumbfounded all at the same time. It’s not that I didn't have the time to blog; it’s because my wife values her privacy and I don't.

On the other hand, I let it all hang out; I’m not afraid to take my lumps, and I’m not afraid to flame anyone who thinks I’m crazy. (Actually, I don’t flame them, I just complain to my wife, who is a great listener. Much better than me!) So the first rule is: I’m not going to mention my wife.

Which is course, dooms this blog to failure right away, for several reasons. One, she’s actually doing all the work right now of growing the baby, while I live off of her hard-earned income and try to make a business out of web publishing. For those of you who don’t know, I’m on leave from teaching at a private school in Manhattan. I used to teach multimedia. The new business is going really well; I just did my taxes and I made ten percent of what I made last year. So, in my first year, I didn’t lose money.

Soon I will be a stay-at-home Dad, and that’s where this blog will kick in. I’ll post all sorts of things. However, since all sorts of embarrassing stories my father told people traumatized me when I was a child (more on that later) the second rule is: Don’t write anything that will traumatize the kid. (I’ll leave it to my father to post his own blog with all the stories of how I embarrassed him. It’s a wonder either of us survived my childhood.)

Finally, the third rule is my wife can pull a post for no apparent reason at all. I don’t have to explain it; in fact, I probably won’t want to. It’s likely she’ll pull this paragraph already. It’s not that she’s mean or paranoid or anything, it’s just that she is really sensitive and may not like something posted. So she gets to edit it.

Hopefully when the kid is old enough to read he won’t pull the whole site off the web in horror!


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