I always had a bit of uncertainty about being a father; even during my inebriated twenties I understood the buzz kill children could regularly become. But while my leaning fluttered between surrender, after a baby shower (which those for couples should be strictly forbidden), and mortal fear at the sight of friends’ mundane sleep deprived […]
Regret, it may be said, is one unavoidable we spend our lives trying to avoid. We’re not very good at it; an industry of pills, potions, and prescriptions has risen from the ash heap of those consumed by past mistakes. And each of us will look back in our old age at the sunset of […]
What better way to motivate the aspiring bully than with an app that makes it easy to be one? I won’t belabor the well-documented social scourge plaguing many of our nation’s schools, nor will I criticize the dereliction of countless parents who can’t or won’t do their damn job. I will however, comment on what […]
There is always a danger when two roads merge; warning signs and flashing lights signal to drivers the peril lying ahead. It’s only through awareness, patience, and diligence that collisions are avoided. Remarriage shares similar risks as two divergent and often complicated pasts join into one shared future. It’s not lost on the Queen or […]
In this first episode of 2014, Laura and I talk about life after kids, specifically the life of a single parent after the kids leave.
As the cultural war on marriage continues, barrages of white-hot contempt are released with every new celebrity divorce and Beltway sex scandal. Yet the critics of marriage, those considering it a biological illusion and social imposition because 50% end in failure, don’t take their argument to its obvious and tragic conclusion. While many sociologists and […]
In this episode of ‘Ask Papa’, I answer an email from a father calling himself Wonderful Dad who is looking for advice on how to handle a problem is having with his new girlfriend. His story provide the perfect illustration of why every single parent must ask this one question before they start dating […]