Grant Stoddard

Grant Stoddard

I'm a writer.

I specialize in reporting from outside of my comfort zone. I fully immerse myself in unfamiliar situations and strive to describe my experiences in a clear, relatable and engaging way.

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My Day Dressed As A Superhero in Times Square: Scary Mommy

They can’t see it, but behind my mask, I’m smiling from ear to ear: For all intents and purposes, I’m the Amazing Spider-Man, and this is the day I realize my earliest childhood fantasy.

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This Man Smuggles Trader Joe’s Into Canada. Scary Mommy

Canada has universal healthcare, a logical system of measurement, the highest life expectancy in the Americas and—as of last year—the highest-earning middle class in the world. Here’s what it doesn’t have...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Great Britain and the U.K.? Scary Mommy

You may have spent a semester at Norwich University, you may have watched every episode of Downton Abbey...

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How Christmas Trees Became a Thing: Scary Mommy

Last month, I wrote about how Sarah Josepha Hale constructed the modern conception of Thanksgiving and was instrumental in it being made a national holiday.

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Thanksgiving in an Open Marriage. Scary Mommy

Kate. We met via OkCupid in October 2012. She had an agenda that night and, while I was happy to facilitate it, her cool expeditiousness left me reeling.

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3 British Christmas Traditions Unknown to Americans : Scary Mommy

Though it’s not actually an edible item, no Christmas table in the British Isles would be complete without a Christmas cracker on or adjacent to every place setting.

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Drunk and Unsupervised at the UN: Scary Mommy

My wife, the person at whom this opening gambit was directed, and I have been in the United Nations North Delegates Lounge for just seconds before it begins living up to its reputation as New York’s most flagrant and least diplomatic pickup joint.

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How Thanksgiving Supplanted a Badass American Celebration: Scary Mommy

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November is a beloved American tradition. But it wasn’t always so, and the Thanksgiving we know now came at the expense of a far cooler holiday most Americans have never heard of.

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I have a British Accent and You Don't. Scary Mommy

Mind the Bollocks.

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I Married Her For Immigration Papers: Scary Mommy

If, like many Americans, you’ve ever bombastically threatened to move to Canada in light of what you perceive as the US lurching toiletward, take it from me: It’s probably going to be a whole lot tougher than you think.