Author Archives: Jason Sperber

About Jason Sperber

Jason Sperber is a stay-at-home-dad of 2 daughters and a writer in Bakersfield, California. He blogs (very infrequently) at daddy in a strange land and co-founded Rice Daddies, the group blog by Asian American dads, and is the resident hapa Trekkie at The Nerds Of Color. Follow him on Twitter at @dad_strangeland.

miss personality

The Button is just two months shy of turning three years old, and while she continues to be, shall we say, on the small side [or as her physician mother and her physician calabash uncles and aunts say, “she’s on … Continue reading

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rad friends and family

[After last night's unscheduled hiatus brought to you by my parents' being in between ISPs, my WordPress iPhone app not working, and WordPress on Safari for iPhone being equally wonky in different ways, NaBloPoMo is back on track!] If I … Continue reading

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family portrait

Today we raced the clouds and impending rain to do our first real family photo shoot with a professional photographer since The Button made us a family of four almost three years ago. Our friend Patrick Ang (a.k.a. The Other … Continue reading

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words with friends

We got to Russo’s a little early to get ready for tonight’s Rad Dad reading and meet up with anthology editor Tomás Moniz. Looking out at the rows of empty folding chairs, I started to get a little nervous. What … Continue reading

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happy thankful

A year or two ago, worried about The Pumpkin taking for granted our family’s lifestyle and not appreciating what she had, we started a dinnertime tradition we called “happy thankful.” We’d go around the table and each person would have … Continue reading

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random writing

Tonight was the first night in I don’t know long that I went out, by myself, at night, and wasn’t home for the girls’ bedtime. It was weird coming home to find them both asleep (but I love my wife … Continue reading

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rambling

It was only three months ago that I wrote, after the latest long unintended hiatus in a string of long unintended hiatuses (hiati?), about my issues with writing, with the actual act of doing it—and you can look in the … Continue reading

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dogs are just extra hairy children

We’ve had Fluffy now for a month and a half. He’s the first little dog I’ve ever had, and after growing up with an Airedale Terrier who joined our family when she was three and I was six, and having … Continue reading

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scenes from a bookstore

Overheard at the local Barnes and Noble during my and the girls’ afternoon hang-out in the children’s section: Two employees talking about being told by a superior to put up new promotional signs, while standing in front of a big … Continue reading

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seasonal apparel disorder

Yesterday’s high here in Bakersfield was 80 degrees; today’s was 55, with a low of 38. More than eight years of living here has proven to this native Angeleno that California does indeed have seasons. Maybe not like Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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