Waiting for Godot

We wait. We are bored…. No, don’t protest, we are bored to death, there’s no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? — Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot We are now T-minus 6 days to…

Male Nesting Behaviors

A few days ago, Hipmom remarked to me that dusting off ye olde blog, incidentally a few days away from the arrival of my second child, is a hallmark nesting behavior. I was taken aback. Here I was, for months accusing…

The Hipdad Rises

It might seem like I’ve secluded myself in my sprawling Hipdad estate for years, away from the limelight. Some may feel abandoned — even betrayed — by my abrupt reclusivity. The truth is that Hipdad has been busy being a…

8 months later…

My daughter is now a very precious 8-month-old. This site, along with some of my other pursuits, have been laid by the wayside, but I think I’m back. In truth, every day in that time period deserves a post of…

21 hugs

Short and poignant.

And so it begins

Two weeks ago today I became a dad. In truth, I meant to write this post a long time ago. But between soiled diapers, sleepless nights, and paradigm shifts, I couldn’t find the time to write a concise summary of…

I and Thou, Fetus

I am somewhere between a few hours and a few days of becoming a dad, and righteously becoming this blog’s eponym (my hipness, it should go without saying, is already well-established). I have never met my daughter, and I’m not…

A false alarm

My wife just turned to me a few minutes ago and said she’s feeling contractions. I momentarily felt lightheaded and weak. Could it be finally happening? Is my life as I’ve known it thus far coming to an end in…