December 19, 2005

It Takes a Village Voice

Having had a letter published in the New York Times and having been interviewed by Public Radio, I've now hit the trifecta of New York liberalism.
I am quoted in this week's Village Voice in a column by Rachel Kramer Bussel:

Home For the Holidays: 'Tis the Season for Sneaking Around at Mom and Dad's

While my mom has probably blocked the conversation out of her memory, I vividly remember calmly confronting her about where my then-girlfried would sleep during one college break visit. We talked in the side hall of our house, while my mom moved a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer, the activity giving her a distraction from the uncomfortable subject at hand. It's just one of those moments I will always remember; even though my parents always gave me a fair amount of independence, the conversation sticks out in my mind as a marker during my transition from kid to adult. (A transition that will probably never be complete.)

Posted by Doug at December 19, 2005 12:01 AM

I remember it well.


Posted by: Mom at December 19, 2005 11:36 AM


Posted by: Steve at December 19, 2005 12:12 PM

When my parents came to visit the first Thanksgiving we were married my husband assigned them beds in seperate rooms. My father never got the joke, but my mother thought it was really funny.

Posted by: CNewman at December 20, 2005 09:34 PM