Tag: Father’s Day

The Heart of a Father

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”                                                                    –… Continue Reading “The Heart of a Father”

A Long Time Coming: Getting to Know My Father

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
It didn’t take long for my father to develop an email style. His very first email carried what would become his signature farewell. TIE. Take it easy. Sometimes he added SIT. Stay in touch. His emails were short,…

Father’s Day Post #1

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
I think being a father is a tougher proposition than being a mother. I think mothers do more work, carry more burden, actual and abstract, and spend more time on a very sharp hook. But I think fathers…

Father’s Day Post #3: Life is Full of Fine Surprises

One day my husband had no children and the next day he was the stepfather of an 11-year old girl. It happened that fast, overnight. None of us knew what we were doing. We just lurched. We lurched from getting along well enough to… Continue Reading “Father’s Day Post #3: Life is Full of Fine Surprises”

Father’s Day Post #1

I think being a father is a tougher proposition than being a mother. I think mothers do more work, carry more burden, actual and abstract, and spend more time on a very sharp hook. But I think fathers have a harder row to hoe.… Continue Reading “Father’s Day Post #1”

#10/100: My Favorite Mistake

My favorite mistake is sleeping on the couch wearing a pair of khaki shorts and a Milwaukee Brewers sweatshirt. When I tell people that we’d only known each other a few months when we married 30 years ago, deciding on one Tuesday to get… Continue Reading “#10/100: My Favorite Mistake”

#9/100: What If Your Father Wasn’t Andy Griffith?

For the few days leading up to Father’s Day and the actual 24 hours of the day itself, everyone’s father suddenly becomes Andy Griffith. But what if your father is/was pretty much an asshole? I don’t mean a truly evil son of a bitch,… Continue Reading “#9/100: What If Your Father Wasn’t Andy Griffith?”

Caught

I’m hard pressed to write about fathers. I had one and I’ve known several, one or two very well, but I don’t think like a father so everything I write is from a spectator’s point of view. It gives the whole challenge of ‘voice’… Continue Reading “Caught”

My Father’s Day Message to Young Dads

Here’s my Father”s Day message to Dads, especially young Dads. You matter. It doesn’t matter what your wife or your girlfriend says. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to do anything useful or even if you have a job. You matter. Don’t… Continue Reading “My Father’s Day Message to Young Dads”

About a Dad

This time of year everyone has a great dad. If your dad is dead or very old, he has become a small legend, a tiny statue with a bobblehead that you can keep on your dashboard so when you pull up to a hot… Continue Reading “About a Dad”

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