Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

What a journey these poems have taken me through. What started as a single poem turned into an unexpected trilogy that somehow provides the closure the first poem needed all along.  If you haven't already, you might want to read (or re-read!) the first two parts, since they follow a chronological order: Part 1 and Part 2. Thank … Continue reading Father and Son III: The Final Chapter in the Poetic Trilogy

Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

After writing the first Father and Son poem, I got some great feedback from friends and soon realized I still had more to say. Thus, Father and Son 2 was born. In the first poem, the father takes his time to reply and try to show his son a beautiful way to live his life. It's kind … Continue reading Father and Son 2: A Poetic Sequel for the #MeToo Era

Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

First of all, I don't like calling it a "MeToo Era," because it feels like I'm saying that it's a brand new thing that suddenly's been happening. Like men haven't been the perpetrators of horrific sexual crimes for thousands of years. But I couldn't think of a better title for this post, so here we … Continue reading Father and Son: A Poem for the #MeToo Era

Marvelthon #1: Iron Man (2008)

  I came across the image above about a month ago, and decided it sounded like the perfect time/excuse to introduce my 9-year-old son to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the coming of the new year. And thus was born The 2018 Father-Son Marvel Movie Marathon Extravaganza, or The Marvelthon, for short. When I shared my … Continue reading Marvelthon #1: Iron Man (2008)

Reflections on the Eve of Your Ninth Birthday

This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Man! It's been a long time since I've updated this blog! Tomorrow, my oldest turns 9. Nine years ago tomorrow, I became a father. In honor of this occasion, I thought I'd write down some thoughts and reflections on fatherhood. Surprisingly, when I sat down to write, my … Continue reading Reflections on the Eve of Your Ninth Birthday

Dads of the Roundtable, Part 7: Future Goals and Final Thoughts

This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Happy Father's Day Week! In honor of Father's Day, the PhDadBlog is sharing a Dads Roundtable throughout the week. If you missed the first few parts of the Dad Roundtable, please click on the following links to catch up: Part 1: Meet the Dads! Part 2: What … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 7: Future Goals and Final Thoughts

Dads of the Roundtable, Part 6: The Effect of Our Own Parents and Religion

This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Happy Father's Day Week! In honor of Father's Day, the PhDadBlog is sharing a Dads Roundtable throughout the week. If you missed the first few parts of the Dad Roundtable, please click on the following links to catch up: Part 1: Meet the Dads! Part 2: What … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 6: The Effect of Our Own Parents and Religion