Ep. 5: I Didn’t Even Ask to Be Born

Since my daughter, Luna, was born in April of 2013, my wife and I have used the same voice to impersonate her.

One of my favorite lines of Luna Speak was a specific phrase.

It was funny to us; it felt appropriate. Even at six, seven, eight months old, it seemed to be exactly what she was thinking, even saying, at the moment.


The essay collection “Loitering” by Charles D’Ambrosio

The Blue Yeti USB Microphone

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