Category Archives: Fathers and Sons

Dandelion Seed


It seems inevitable in certain demographics that news of loss and major illness amongst those who are close to us erodes the confidence we have in our own futures, creating reminders that we all live under the sword of Damocles. … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of the Oaks


Here is another Monday’s Poem of the Week, dealing with the always complicated subject of father/son relationships viewed through the lens of the natural world. No one ever gets it quite right; all we can do is strive to do … Continue reading

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A Good Plan for Thanksgiving


This sounds like a good plan! An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate toruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I aredivorcing; forty-five years of misery … Continue reading

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The Deal


Welcome to another edition of poetry Monday. Given that my offspring is about to have another birthday, the following poem by him felt particularly appropriate. The Deal This is the deal, I tell you: You’re half me, half your mother, … Continue reading

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Links


Another week has flown by in the inexorable march of time, and Poetry Monday is here again to celebrate that unique bond between fathers and sons. Enjoy! Links We are now both irrevocably fathers, links on a strange chain made … Continue reading

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Setting An Example


The stories I’ve posted below some of you may have seen or heard before. I know I have, and shared it with friends a number of times in the past. It recently came back to me, and I felt, given … Continue reading

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To Vote Or Not To Vote


TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE… I wrote this piece several elections ago, but it seems even more pertinent now than it was then. I have to confess, I originally wrote it mainly because I knew my son would read … Continue reading

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Father’s Day – 2020


Tomorrow is Father’s Day, a chance for those who are fortunate enough to still have their fathers on the right side of the grass to let them know how grateful they feel. Sadly, for many of us, our fathers have … Continue reading

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