A Son, a Mother, a Camera, and a Dream

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Alex Norgay’s mother is single and he believes “she deserves a good man.” So he did this.

A Sunday Walk with Father

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Todd Davis draws tight parallels between the world of trees and the world of humans.

Still Trying to Live Up to What Your Father Thought You Should Have Become?

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Ira Israel reviews a book that digs deep into the sometimes painful and often fraught terrain of father-son love.

Touch: A Letter to Mother

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L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.

How Can You Help Your Child Live Up To His Potential?

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Remember, your children can’t inherit your success.

How Building An Igloo In My Backyard Was The Best Snow Day Ever

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For Adam Crawford and his son, more important than the things they created, was that they created things together. (But the things they created were pretty great too!)

The Readers (after Robert Hayden)

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Recalling Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Philip Clark presents his own remembrance of a father and his sacrifices.

Most of What is Written is Simply Grief

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This poem from Todd Davis is a prime example of the power of the unspoken, the understated.

Proud to Have a Gladiator Sports Locker. Grateful to Now Have My Sons Room Clean

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My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.

Done Punching Walls: How I’m Saving My Marriage

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Rory Caldwell was an angry man. After seeing himself through his son’s eyes, he’s now healing himself, his marriage, and his family.

Watching Apocalypse Now

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Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.

How I Got My Son Back Into School With an Unconventional Solution

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Extreme challenges kept one mother’s son home from school, endangering his graduation, until she hit upon a last-ditch answer.

Orion

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David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.

December 2014

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Peter Putnam offers an image of hope and growth in the midst of a time marked by destruction and hate.

The Unintended Consequences of Parental Expectations

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As an abused child she knew the negative power a parent could have, but she didn’t know the power of positive parenting could be almost as frightening.

Dad and Baby Breakdancing Contest

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This father and son breakdancing “battle” is so cute, it doesn’t matter who wins.