Author: David Cain

People are nicer in person

I’m a terrible flyer and it seems to get worse every year, every flight. I clinch the seat in front of me and brace myself with the seatbelt as tight as I can pull...

You can’t teach passion

I was reading a book, and I’m a light reader so I guess I can admit it was a cookbook. OK, I was reading a cookbook yesterday, and it contained, amongst all the recipes,...

Not in my house

When I was still in college, my older sister took a new job at a super big company. She called me one night to tell me that she had a new job, and I...

It starts today

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to have this mug in his bathroom. It was behind the mirror in his turn of the century house. It was an old fashioned mirror that...

Who’s this for?

“Daddy, is this show for moms and dads or just dads? It’s not for kids, right?” Even a 4-year-old can sense when they aren’t the audience. I didn’t tell her then, but I feel...

Communication is child’s talk

Deep down, we are all just kids. You are just kids in adult bodies. If you watch small children, you’ll see clues about how to deal with other people in your life. Simple explanations...

Every group needs a leader

I asked, well really told, both my kids to pick up the toys in the toy room before bed. The next morning, the toys lay strewn across the floor unmoved from the previous night....

Every group needs a leader

I asked, well really told, both my kids to pick up the toys in the toy room before bed. The next morning, the toys lay strewn across the floor unmoved from the previous night....

Nobody remembers neutral

I woke to the sound of a hairdryer. I tossed and turned, unable to fall back sleep despite the closed door to the bathroom. It seemed like a minute that was actually an hour...