LOVING AS A DAD

Last year was my first Father's Day. It was special. I recall receiving a complimentary beer at brunch, and feeling that "I earned this one." Almost 365 days later, I approach this day with two overwhelming emotions: pride and despair. Two emotions that do not often accompany one another. Yet this time they go hand-in-hand.… Continue reading LOVING AS A DAD

FATHER’S DAY COMMERCIAL

In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in last June, before Father's Day 2016. Johnson's new commercial on fatherhood is a hype video for new and preparing dads. You can watch it here. I came upon it while… Continue reading FATHER’S DAY COMMERCIAL

THAT SMILE

  In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in mid-January 2017. It could be 4am, when I went to bed at 12. It could be after her screams woke up the apartment complex. It could be in the middle of… Continue reading THAT SMILE

HANDS

In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in late January 2017.   These little fingers, only 16 weeks old. Grasping on to my one finger, just a tad older at 1,913 weeks. This small hand, grasping on with… Continue reading HANDS

DAD or D’OH

Most Americans would argue that although they love television, they recognize that not all of the images and words portrayed through their flat screen are good for the soul. We appropriately respond with disgust when a minority group is misrepresented, but what about dad's. As Father's Day approaches, it is an opportunity for us to… Continue reading DAD or D’OH