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.

Mountain Ash Berries

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Ed Harkness writes of “the sting of living” in this fond memory of horseplay with his sons.

The Bet

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Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.

3 Critical Things Every Dad Needs to Tell His Kids

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Tor Constantino shares 3 critical things he tells his kids that his own father never told him.

Puberty

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A day in the forest and a shared moment of wonderment bring a father and his teenaged son together.

What I Learned From My Dad About Being A Sports Fan: Perspective

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Patrick Sallee learned from his dad that there are far more important things than sports and far greater people to admire than athletes.

Communicado

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Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.

The First Shower

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L. Lamar Wilson raises a powerful memory of sameness and difference– a father-son moment that is both tender and sorrowful.

What She Taught Me

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Even though he’s never had a conversation with his Mother, Mark MacDonald is eternally grateful for all she has taught him.

Feeling My Way Toward A Better Life

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For some people, emotional maturity may occur faster than others. Joe Rutland ponders the question of whether emotions and feelings really do matter in life.