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

Single-Serving Parent Friends

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

All You Need is Love

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