Another Father’s Day is here and my thoughts turn to my experiences as a father. I like to think I’m better at it than when I first started, but regrets over the many mistakes I’ve made as a father get in the way of embracing that concept.
I’m baaack!! After a year-long hiatus, I am once again Hispanic and didn’t have to do anything to reclaim what I’d believed all my life, pre-2018. So, I’m taking back my frequent-user points and membership card and am falling in line again with the beautiful Hispanic people.Read More »
This year is my twenty-eighth Father’s Day from the father’s side of the celebration. I haven’t been able to commemorate it from the son’s side since 2007. I miss my dad and look forward to seeing him again in the future.
Last year, I compiled a list of musings about fatherhood that expressed how I felt about some of the questions, challenges, and experiences I’ve had as the father of four children. This year, I’m adding to that list.
Dear Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, and all other streaming video services,Read More »
Class is in session. Please take your seats, put away your phones, and pay close attention.Read More »
You know what? I’m done being Hispanic. I’ve had it. Here’s my membership card, my frequent-user points … I’m finished.
That’s not quite how the end of the road for my Hispanicness came around, but it did recently reach its conclusion. Here’s how.Read More »
On another beautiful morning in southern California in the mid-1990s, I pulled the shower curtain back to turn on the water and—lo and behold—the tub basin was covered with toys of varying sizes and shapes. This wasn’t the first time our sons’ toys were left strewn across my path.Read More »
Where are you right now?
It’s pretty easy to answer this question, right? I mean, worst case, you might need to look at a map or your phone to find the answer, but most of the time, you’re clearly aware of where you are at any given time during the day. Your internal navigation system keeps you centered and aware of where you are and where you’re going as you tend to the everyday affairs of life.Read More »
Insights, understandings, recollections, and yet-to-be-answered questions I’ve gathered along the way since becoming a father on August 1, 1991—and the nine months prior to that.
The following is the fifth, and final, in a multi-part series. I hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »