Patrick Canadey, with a letter to his daughter upon her promotion from elementary school.
PATRICK CANEDAY is a mediocre father, so-so husband, full-time employee at a major entertainment company and award-winning newspaper columnist in Los Angeles, CA. He's also author of the book “Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human.” Contact him at [email protected]. Read more at www.randomthoughtsonbeinghuman.com.
Patrick Caneday didn’t know what he was missing, growing up without a father around, until he became a father, himself.
As different as people and traditions are around the world, sometimes it’s the similarities that sneak up on us and surprise us the most.
A “short” speech on marriage is an impossible task; like a “quick” hike up Mt. Everest. But when your brother asks, tell him what you know.
Nothing is permanent, no matter how much prestige is associated with it. As long as we’re alive, there will always be the struggle of “What’s next?” or “Why me?”
N.C. Harrison examines Nancy Grace’s sensationalistic coverage of a recent tragedy.
Barry Adkins’ son died of alcohol poisoning the day he moved out on his own. And Barry wants help others so that something good will come out of that.
Despite all the rhetoric about American weakness when it comes to Crimea, Russia has been paying a steep price for its behavior.
“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (1927-2014)
“Power is as power does.” Patrick A. Howell races against his son on a warm winter day where monarchs reign and kings rule.
How the NYPD handles gunshot victims with outstanding warrants while they recover in the hospital.
Shavon Brown-Robinson thought she had figured out the perfect balance in her life until Autism gave her a new perspective.
We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?
Kermet Apio on birthday parties, the dreaded bouncy house, and gift bags filled with toys that implode like a Mission Impossible cassette.
Cort Ruddy just wanted to buy some paper plates, but instead had his first experience with being profiled as a stereotypical “dad”
“All your strength. All your power. Everything you’ve got. Right now.” -Duke, Rocky IV
Age is just a number, but numbers are also an important part of math and you can’t do the math if the numbers don’t add up.
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