Tag Archives: Father’s Day

Advice from my father

First be kind, then be tough. It is better to listen than to speak, smarter to think than to react. If you treat others with respect, they will respect you and your tentacle-like appendage. Master five good meal recipes. Know … Continue reading

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Regretting Ray Allen

It came up during Game 4 of the NBA finals. It came up last year too, and the year before that. It’ll probably come up annually from here on and sporadically between times for the rest of my son’s life. … 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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Say it with crudely drawn flowers

If you were to look up “adorable” in the dictionary, you would have a hard time because what’s a dictionary? But say you did manage to find a dictionary in a trunk filled with musty books, jammed between an atlas … 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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