Adventures with El Matador

Like Father, Like Son

Stories I Tell My Son: The Strawberry Farm

Once upon a time, there was a dragon. In this dragon's ear was the biggest strawberry farm you've ever seen. Everybody loved the dragon's...
Daniel Verastiqui
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Conversations With Matador

Scene: Kitchen at sunrise. Smell of bread warming in the toaster. Rebecca Black’s “Friday” playing un-ironically on the Amazon Echo. A wubanub sails through...
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Walt, the Beaver’s doing math again…

We started with learning the numbers, then counting until we reached 100, and now, despite his mathematically challenged father, our little Matador can now...
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Wassailing: Everyone’s a Critic

Day 962 of El Matador’s life. Yelled at my son today. He kept saying no every time I started to sing a Christmas carol....
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All Things Considered

As some of you may know, my wife, Dominique, and I, had a son a couple of years ago. Recently, this son has begun...
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Tracking Well

For some reason, El Matador is really into trains, so this past weekend, we headed out to the Cedar Park Railroad to ride. It...
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After Work Adventures

Everyone wins when Matador goes on adventures. I just never knew I would enjoy it so much.
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Morning Routine

From the day El Matador was born, Dom and I disagreed about how much routine he actually needed. Did he always have to get...
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Baby Steps

I have become a FitBit. The most important thing in my life right now is counting the number of steps El Matador takes each...
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The Dark Place

One of the things "they" don't tell you about parenthood is that at some point, you may feel like a prisoner in your own...
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Naps of a Micro Nature

El Matador has begun taking micro-naps whenever the mood hits him. They only last 5 – 10 seconds before he’s up and at it...
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What I’m Playing This Month

Every so often, I see a post on Kotaku titled What are you playing this weekend? And I never answer because A) I don't comment...
Daniel Verastiqui
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