What’s so great about being a guy?

So what’s so great about being a guy? When you look around at many of our so-called male role models, it’s hard not to weep quietly into your tea. The problem with this dark, critical cloud that seems to follow men these days, is that it doesn’t bother the males responsible and stifles the guys who strive to do better. We need to address this. This post is my attempt.

14 years ago

My father passed away 14 years ago, on 12 July 2003. After 14 years he is in my thoughts daily. To the extent I’m probably a better father, husband and human being, it’s thanks to him.

The heaviest object in the universe and other parenthood moments

You are not the only one who encounters all those crazy parenthood moments. Here are a few that I have experienced in the last week or two. There are more and they’re hilarious … after the fact.

Thoughts about my father and fatherhood on his birthday

Even though I almost always feel like I am falling short of my expectations of what it is to be a good father, perhaps having those expectations is a testament to my father.

Twitter says #ThankYouDad

Twitter celebrated Father’s Day with a fun series of tweets and the hashtag, #ThankYouDad. I love this stuff and had to share two tweets I enjoyed.

“I just don’t want to make your day worse, Dad”

My daughter sobbed that she didn’t want to make my day worse by not listening to me when I told her and her brother to get ready for bed. She reminded me about what is really important.

My wake-up call to play more with our kids

One of my friends gave me a long overdue wake-up call to play more with our kids recently. I was at a local park with our kids, along with my friend and his boys.

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