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

Dads of the Roundtable, Part 5: Parenting and Our Relationship With Our Partner

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 or don't know what this is all about, please click on the following links to catch up: … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 5: Parenting and Our Relationship With Our Partner

Dads of the Roundtable, Part 4: Victories and Struggles

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 4: Victories and Struggles

Dads of the Roundtable, Part 3: Disciplining

This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Happy Father's Day 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 We Wish We Knew As I mentioned in Part 2, this post concludes the answers … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 3: Disciplining