This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Happy Father's Day Week! Thanks for joining us for part 2 of the Dads of the Roundtable! If you missed the first part describing what this is all about and where all the dads introduced themselves, please go check it out by clicking here. The next two … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 2: What We Wish We Knew
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Happy Father’s Day! About a month ago, I had the idea of setting up a roundtable discussion among a number of dads I know. I blasted the idea out on Facebook to gather volunteers who would be willing to share their experiences about being a dad and … Continue reading Dads of the Roundtable, Part 1: Meet the Dads!
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. I believe our kids are here to make us better people. Potentially. Before I elaborate, I feel I should briefly share a few of my beliefs based on my current understanding of some of the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith. Just for some context: I believe in the … Continue reading Kids Make Parents Better
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. At one point in Fight Club (1999), Edward Norton's character says the following in a voice-over: Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on … Continue reading Single-Serving Parent Friends
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. Especially in terms of this quote attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: “Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble, and there is always time." Like so much of what ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has said and written, they are incredibly simple words that … Continue reading All You Need is Love
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. I've never liked the terms “Terrible Twos” or “Terrible Threes.” They feel too much like catch-all labels for a certain timeframe when a lot of parents seem to go through some similar-ish struggles with their kids. It makes it too tempting to just throw the label on … Continue reading Transitional Troubles
This post was originally published on my PhDadBlog. Welcome to the PhDadBlog! A little experiment in parenting and self-reflection I’m excited to kick off with this first post. As any parent can attest, parenting is a tough job. For about a year now, I’ve been the stay-at-home-parent to our boys full time and it’s been … Continue reading Welcome!
In which I put my “Father” hat on for the first time on this site. In an article titled “Canonicity,” Wendell Harris questions and problematizes the issue of canons in the field of English and literature. In describing the creation, establishment, and maintenance of these supposedly foundational and all-important texts, he describes part of the … Continue reading The Indefinite Recirculation of Bad Children’s Books: A Polemic