You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

The Fortune Cookie as Parent

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” how do we give our children advice that is both enough and not so much that it stifles them. Look to the cookie?


In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

A Civilized Christmas

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.

Zombie Holiday

In this installment of Matt Salesses’s “Love, Recorded:” loneliness, recorded.

Halloween Is for White People

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?

Give Me My Smartphone or Give Me Death

In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” phones stop working. Does life go on?

Sensory Issues

Sometimes facing your child’s issues means facing your own issues. In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt Salesses breaks down over sensory problems he didn’t know he had.

25 Ways Moving Is as Stressful as Death

The “Love, Recorded” Guide to Staying Sane (and Married) While Moving, in 25 Points.

Put the Canoe in the Paddle

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby turns terrible two, Minnie Mouse is the new Gangnam Style, and nature defies nature.

Father’s Day/Week/Life

It’s the “Love, Recorded” Father’s Day, but hasn’t it been Father’s Day every day?

Mother’s Day, not Father’s Day

In the latest “Love, Recorded,” it’s Mother’s Day, but what about teh fatherz?

Fear in Watertown

“Love, Recorded” during one crazy week in the Boston area. Was the fear the same for everyone?

The Return of Love

The “Love, Recorded” column returns: Matt’s wife comes back from Korea, but this time, it’s different.

I Will Be Alone But Not Alone

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt must deal with his old fears as he prepares for three months without his family.