Do you know what the world needs? Great fatherly figures. Not dictators, chauvinists, authoritarian providers, wife beaters, absent or neglectful fathers, sexual predators, or pedophiles. The world needs to see in action men who are nurturing, caring, considerate, comforting, patient, gentle, and just. It needs to see men who love sacrificially. Children need to know… Continue reading Another Father’s Day
This week, little Missy has her prom night. I cannot quite believe my youngest has already finished high school! For some parents, their kids' passage from home to kindergarten, from kindergarten to elementary school, and then to high school are disturbing milestones. They were not for me. However, this one is. In Canada, children turn… Continue reading One Prom Night
Yesterday, I found out an ex-colleague of mine started a blog on part time parenthood. He is a recently separated father and he speaks of his experience. Wonderful! He wants to express his side of the story, to give a man's take on a common life event, and perhaps help others who experience the unexpected… Continue reading The Green-eyed Monster
I cringe every time I hear respect is earned. Social manners dictate a basic amount of respect. Do people go about their lives and push people around, beat them up, kill them just for the fun of it? As a standard, no. These things are called assault, aggravated assault, and homicide; they are crimes. Do… Continue reading Respect is Given, not Earned.
The snow just disappeared from the front the yard and soon the colour green will sprout out of the ground to tell we might start thinking about putting the winter coat away for a few months. Finally! Speaking of growth, I have a few plants to take care of today. My living room window looks… Continue reading Growing Season
Calculated risks represents the only risks I take. Of course, there have been decisions taken that left me wondering whether or not I had any good sense left, but beside these occasions, I move when the risk is minimal. Different people have different levels of tolerance when it comes to risk. Some do not mind… Continue reading What Does It Take?
March break has a bad reputation as many associate it with 'Girls Gone Wild' or 'Boys Gone Wild'... or whatever else youth does when on break from post secondary education. My March Break consisted of going to bed, instead. I used the opportunity to catch up on sleep and it has done me good. I… Continue reading Winter Break
Valentine’s Day is virtually impossible to miss. The colours red and white saturate shops and retailers since January 7th or so … and by Friday, all hearts and balloons will have been replaced with bunnies and eggs! Two consecutive holidays which rely on chocolate sales. Aligning by their themes (love and life/couple and family), these… Continue reading On Valentine’s Day
I admit without shame that I am an avid reader. However, I am running out of good stories to read. Although I am not particularly picky when it comes to genres - romance, suspense, mystery, etc., it pains me to say the absence of certain attributes will get me to lose interest in stories I… Continue reading The Unsatisfying Story
Last night, I completed an ambitious project on which I worked for close to two years. When I typed "The End", I thought I would feel a sense accomplishment, a joy to have completed such an ambitious endeavour. Well, I was glad - of course - but the overwhelming urge to celebrate and wake up… Continue reading The End… is Only a Beginning