If you have a cognitive surplus and you want to be rid of it, let me commend parenting to you as a solution. At least that’s my story as to why I can’t find my way to posting on here as often as I’d like to do so. That said, there is that famous directive for the writer to “write what you know” so here’s an update on being a dad: I recently told a father-to-be that there is simply no analogue to parenting, that I can’t compare it to anything else I’ve ever done. If I had something else I could say about it, it’s that I feel like I’m living in the Rush song “Time Stand Still” – a track where the character isn’t necessarily nostalgic for his past life, but he wants to see everything around him and enjoy it a bit longer as it’s happening. That feels a lot like fatherhood to me.