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.
From the moment we’re born, there’s only one thing that each and every human being shares in common: we’re going to die and are moving closer to it with every passing day.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.
Class is in session. Please take your seats, put away your phones, and pay close attention.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 »
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.
Are you a morning person? Does daybreak find you around and roaring or asleep and snoring?
I’m an early riser. I find the quiet the early-morning hours offer to be refreshing and a good way to start the day. On a typical spring or summer weekday, I’m up shortly before or after daylight breaks.Read More »
If you’re like most people, you believe there’s another life after we die and pass from this one. Most religions teach this fundamental tenet, and most of us believe it — whether we practice a religion or not.
Just look at the sentiments expressed by well wishers to those who have lost a loved one. They usually include comments such as, “Your dad is watching over you from a better place,” or, “God has gained another angel with the passing of your mom.” Whatever the sentiment, it often makes at least an inference to life after death.Read More »
Heidi Doxey, a writer friend of mine, shared an article last week that sometimes sums up my attitude toward writing. In a nutshell, I occasionally wonder why I bother. I have no delusions that people are waiting for my next blog post or article, or that they’re even reading them. I understand that the majority of people who read my blog posts are 1) family members, 2) friends/acquaintances, or 3) lost. And I’m okay with that.Read More »
Truth: One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I didn’t serve a full-time mission for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.