Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why 50?

In a conversation with my teenage daughter tonight, I found myself saying that I am looking forward to turning 50 in a few years. “Why 50 Dad”?, my daughter asked.  I didn’t have an immediate answer.  Now, a few hours … Continue reading

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Dads, Step-Dads, lets take the subtle heat.

A shortfall I experience in our culture is that we Dads and Step-Dads often are not willing to take the subtle heat for our families. By subtle heat I mean the less conspicuous injustice and pain of everyday family life.  … Continue reading

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Doing away with woulda, coulda, shoulda

I experienced a new level of freedom when I began to learn to shake off thoughts of woulda, coulda, and shoulda. What are these anyway? I’ve come to the conclusion that they are expectations.  Expectations that may never have been … Continue reading

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