It’s Great to be a Dad

You know you’ve got a great dad when you name him as your mentor, as actor/comedian Steve Harvey did in an interview with Parade Magazine this week. http://www.parade.com/celebrity/sunday-with/2013/02/17-steve-harvey-on-family-fashion-being-funny.html I also loved how he talked about being a father to his children.  Despite his success and fame, it’s a priority for […]

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As I was out for a run Saturday morning, I saw a dad being great with his little boy. As I rounded a corner I found a dad out playing basketball in his driveway with his little boy.  The boy couldn’t have been more than maybe four years old.  It […]

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A great dad shows us the meaning of quality time with his kid…  

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There is nothing more gratifying than for a dad than to see his kids stretch their abilities, take risks, and try something different. And it’s even more fun when they succeed. My 8th grade daughter did that this year with her singing. She tried out for a community musical in […]

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I was invited to a “guys night” get together the other night. After eating some delicious manly food of ribs, pork, baked beans, and cornbread, we watched a movie called “Courageous.” It’s a movie about four sheriff’s deputies in Albany, Georgia who struggle as fathers in varying degrees. Tragedy strikes […]

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I LOVE BROADWAY! There. I said it. I admit it. I enjoy musicals. In fact, I’m taking three of my kids to see Wicked this week. I enjoy singing along to the tunes and I enjoy watching the performances. Many may say that’s not very “manly,” but I say hogwash. […]

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I read an article yesterday about how a husband’s support of his running wife prepared him for fatherhood.  It’s a pretty humorous piece that has several elements of truth to it.  Pondering the article made me reflect on my own exercise routine and it’s relationship to parenting. About 13 years […]

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One of the all-time great stand up comedy routines is “Bill Cosby: Himself.”   There is not a dull moment in his sketch as he covers a variety of topics, including drugs, dentists, and children. As a father of four children,  I especially enjoy the part about serving his children […]

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