Tag: father's day

Generations of Fathers

When one of my brothers did something caring for my late mother, she used to say he was like a daughter. In her world view, men did not do much care giving. Similarly, Robert Fulghum wrote this Mother’s Day tribute to his son: “I called him a ‘Mother’ in that he reflected the spirit of... Read more »

Searching for my Father

(Adapted from an essay in my book Terribly Strange and Wonderfully Real) I suppose all parents are something of an enigma to their children. As I have aged, however, there is a growing need to understand who my father really was. What were the secrets he held so close? How am I like him? How... Read more »

Hands-on Fathers

When one of my brothers did something caring for my late mother, she used to say he was like a daughter. In her worldview, men did not do much caregiving. Similarly, Robert Fulghum wrote this Mother’s Day tribute to his son: I called him a “Mother” in that he reflected the spirit of New Parenthood. ... Read more »
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Father’s Day Tribute Over Three Generations

My father died two years ago. It still feels weird not searching for a book he would enjoy or the perfect card to send. Instead, I will dedicate this post to three generations of fathers – my dad, my husband, and my son and sons-in-law. Fathers like mine from the Greatest Generation were not expected... Read more »