Posts in category "Friendship"

A Lesson In Patience

A Lesson In Patience
As summer winds down I found myself having a great memory. Ten years ago I took my twins, then 5, to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. A friend had told me about a family camp which offered rustic cabins, fishing, boating and the opportunity to completely unplug. I was in. On our second morning we set... Read more »

Outed On Facebook By My Teen. What's A Dad To Do?

Outed On Facebook By My Teen.  What's A Dad To Do?
Do you friend your kids on Facebook?  Do you “like” or comment on their Facebook posts and pictures? Would you accept a Facebook friend request from their friends? Facebook creates plenty of awkward moments for both parents and their teenagers.  It also generates some teachable moments along the way. I am Facebook friends with both of... Read more »

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons
It was the teddy bear. On a long table in the funeral parlor, next to baseball hats, an Indian Guides vest, golf paraphernalia and dozens of pictures, the teddy bear left me choked up. I returned from a family vacation to say goodbye to Henry Osterkamp, a friend for over 35 years. His death was... Read more »
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