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January 12, 2011
"What is the matter with you?" she asked me, looking genuinely perplexed.

My father's face was so red he was either super-embarrassed or he was about to have a heart attack. "It's just that we typically don't discuss matters of such a personal nature with our own children out here."

"Ah," she nodded. "You mean sex."

My dad flinched when she said the S word. You'd think she'd just said Hey, let's go and club baby seals, or, Before I go home I'm planning to burn down the city. He's always had a weird reaction whenever sex is mentioned.