Tag Archives: fatherhood

glorious vulnerability

To be a father is to be heartbroken. To exceed at it is to question your every choice; to understand that your every move, from the way you handle conflict to the way you butter your toast is somehow shaping the future behaviors of the people who mean more to you than anything else. There are victories but there is

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Spank your kids

So there I was, minding my own business and wasting time on Reddit when I decided to check out some threads related to parenting and I swear to you, it was like I had entered another dimension. Thread after thread, were stories that parents were sharing of their trials and tribulations with child rearing. The common thread throughout their threads was

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If it’s yellow it’s mellow

Indoor plumbing is the cornerstone of civilization, period. Our sewer line backed up Friday evening and now by Monday morning we have devolved into a pack of savage Neanderthals.  We are unkempt and un-showered. The dishes are winning the battle for the kitchen and I fear the laundry room is already lost. The dogs are avoiding me and I think

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Enjoy it while you can

I can very clearly remember being 10 years old and having the realization that it was the best time of my life. I was at the park with my summer friend T.J., taking a water break atop a hill overlooking the town, just sitting on our bikes in the sun. “Someday soon we are going to be teenagers, T.J.” I told him.

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