Monday, July 02, 2007


19 years ago yesterday, I became a Dad.

It was a little unnerving. I'd just watched two pitocin jockey obgyn's casually slash open my wifes belly, flop out her guts onto her while they discussed fishing - it seemed that I was the only one aware that this was an emergency - more slashes, and then they pulled out a wriggling baby boy. A minute later the nurse handed me the swaddled creature and - though the experts assure me its not possible, just an odd coincidence of muscle spasms - he opened his eyes, looked into mine & reached out one hand and grabbed my nose - then went back to his annoyed wrigglings and whinings.

Yesterday went much better than it did 19 years ago.

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