Tag: fathers

The Heart of a Father

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

Envy

I watched a video today, why I don’t know, that featured a big, burly guy sitting in his car talking to his toddler daughter who was sitting on the console. The sound was off so I didn’t get the details but I knew she… Continue Reading “Envy”

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 #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”

Stogie

Across the room My husband lights a cigar He asks first, a reflex Won’t the smoke bother me   My answer always the same No, go ahead, I say He waves away the smoke Apologetic, grateful for my indulgence   The smoke takes me… Continue Reading “Stogie”

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”

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”

My Father Mended Me

I’ll leave it to other people to talk about how swell their dads were, how their dads taught them to fish and play ball and inspired them to be honest and hardworking. I have a different story to tell. It’s a story of how… Continue Reading “My Father Mended Me”

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”

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