Tag Archives: Dads

Home alone… with pets

Whatever you do, don’t compliment dads on their parenting skills. I’ve read a couple of moms who have been outraged – outraged, I tell you! – because their menfolk were publicly commended for parenting tasks such as tying their daughters’ … Continue reading

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You get the quest of my love

Things were simpler before they invented love. Once upon a time, if a young man was interested in a young woman, he would simply seek out the girl’s father and say, “Do you mind?” The father would say “Be my … Continue reading

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Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?

It’s the seasonal doldrums, with summer sort of over, fall not quite begun. I’m home for lunch, and Abby is bored, a feeling she expresses by hovering. Standing in the way, to be precise. It’s like one of the cats … Continue reading

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In which I address the United Nations General Assembly on the subject of fatherhood

Mr. Secretary-General, Mrs. Secretary-General, all the little Secretary-Generals: good morning. I stand before you today, resplendent in gabardine, wearing this pith helmet at a jaunty angle just so, in order to speak for the fathers of the world, a position … Continue reading

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Running like my dad

The local kids were playing soccer. My son James and his cousin were watching as I stood nearby. The cousin started discussing the many sports his dad had played in high school: soccer, hockey, golf – and good at them … Continue reading

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