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On 9/11, I lost one of my closest friends in the world, Andrew Golkin. Every year since that tragedy, I've both memorialized and remembered him by writing an annual letter to him on the anniversary of his passing. This year,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at MetroDad
Dear Andy, As I sit here writing this letter to you, I've just found out that my uncle died from a massive stroke. He was 76 years old. We weren't particularly close and I rarely saw him so I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at MetroDad
Dear Andy, It's 1:00 am on 9/11. I'm lying on the couch watching our beloved Mets play the fucking Braves. I've got ice packs on my neck and back. And due to a couple of herniated discs in my neck,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at MetroDad
Dear Andy, Has it really been thirteen years? In some ways, it feels like just yesterday. In other ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. I guess it was a lifetime ago. Your lifetime. As more years have gone by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at MetroDad
Holy shit, man! What a scare. Immensely glad and relieved to learn that you're ok now. I had a similar scare this year (we'll talk about in person over a beer soon.) Meanwhile, good luck on the recuperation...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2013 on Ack-ack-ack-ack at Laid-Off Dad
Dear Andy, Someone once said that early September brings out the kind of bright blue skies that people who love New York love most about New York. The skies are not only magnificently blue but they also have a light,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at MetroDad
Anyone still out there? Apparently, it’s been SEVEN months since I’ve last written here. I wish my prolonged sabbatical could be explained by an ambitious whirlwind of hedonistic activity. Then I could apologize profusely for my absence by giving you... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at MetroDad
It's a dark and rainy night in NYC. The Girlfriend is in Europe for work. And after a long weekend of solo parenting three young girls, I just want to lie down on the couch, crack open a bottle of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at MetroDad
Dear Andy, Eleven years. Eleven long years since we last spoke the night before that fateful morning. Eleven years since your life was tragically cut short. Eleven years of a life without you. Somehow, it feels even longer. This morning,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at MetroDad
DO THE MATH The Girlfriend is a woman. The Girlfriend has two daughters. I have one daughter. Do you know what that means? It means that I am constantly surrounded by females. When I discuss this with my guy friends,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at MetroDad
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When I was a young child, I’d often fantasize that my parents were not really Asian immigrants who busted their asses to provide an idyllic upbringing for me and my younger brother. Instead, I had visions that I was simply... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at MetroDad
Random thoughts on a rainy Wednesday NYC night... DO REAL MEN DO YOGA? Internet, I have a confession. I am now a person who does yoga. Yes. I am a Yogi. Me. It all started out innocently. I just wanted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at MetroDad
Random thoughts on a rainy Wednesday NYC night... DO REAL MEN DO YOGA? Internet, I have a confession. I am now a person who does yoga. Yes. I am a Yogi. Me. It all started out innocently. I just wanted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at MetroDad
When I was a teenager, I thought nothing in the world would be cooler than being a professional sportswriter. See, as a young boy, I was an extremely shy kid and more than a little introverted. More often than not,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at MetroDad
Random thoughts on a Monday night... MERRY BIRTHDAY HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Every holiday season, I struggle a bit over how to explain Christmas to the Peanut. Generally speaking, I am wholly unqualified to have this conversation with my daughter. Being somewhat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at MetroDad
The following text missives from my cell phone are all about to get purged so, as usual, I thought I'd jot them down here for posterity. Names and telephone numbers have been withheld to protect the (not-so) innocent. "The best... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at MetroDad
I have repeatedly refused to chaperone the Peanut’s field trips, even when they were on days I wasn’t particularly busy at work and could easily have done so. The thought of riding in an old school bus with a bunch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at MetroDad
Lately I've been inundated with e-mails from friends, readers, news outlets, and PR agencies imploring me to write more frequently on this site. I've always tended to squirm a little whenever this blog gets any sort of attention. It's sort... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at MetroDad
Dear Andy, It's 7:30 in the morning and I'm staring out the window of a hotel room in Stamford, Connecticut. As I gaze out across the Long Island Sound, I can't help but be struck by how beautifully clear and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at MetroDad
Once again, almost two months have passed and I've completely forgotten that I even have a blog. Mea culpa. As Samuel Taylor Coleridge once said, "summer has set in with its usual severity." So far, Summer 2011 has been going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at MetroDad
One of my favorite bars in New York is a secret. It has no telephone number. No windows. No signage. And the address on the front door is conveniently wrong. The bar's owner just wanted to open a tiny, intimate... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at MetroDad