Step-Dad: Navigating rough waters.

Can you tell the difference?

Steven Lake explores three challenges of being a step-dad — there are many more!

It’s “Just” Alcohol

Its just alcohol photo by pinguino

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.

Monarch Butterflies in Winter

Michael Anthony and Son

“Power is as power does.” Patrick A. Howell races against his son on a cold spring day where monarchs reign and kings rule.

Comment of the Day: “23 years ago, the Man-Box won.”

The Man Box Won photo by v1ctor

This comment was by bobbt on the post Stop Trying to Control Men! (Like the Met’s Daniel Murphy)

Pitman Creek

Wendell Keith Muse circa 1991

Venturing up a small stream in southern Kentucky, a middle-aged man re-imagines his father—and himself.

After They Finish With You

Hospital

The speaker of RG Evans’s poem bids a dying father farewell in this passionate reflection.

Engaging With the World

Matthew McFarland Mall Adventures

Matt McFarland, a game designer, was inspired by the memories of his father to build interactive games and books for kids.

Every Son, Please Get Your Father To Watch This Video With You

Father where are you

Father where are you?

Rage Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle

In this examination of a problematic father-son relationship, Jim Churchill-Dicks takes the rollicking camp of the cult film Kung Fu Hustle and combines it with the manic weirdness of dreams. The result needs to be read to be believed.

My Father’s Pulse: The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Cobalt Lakeshore

Last spring, I attended the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival in Cobalt, Ontario with my father.

How to Pull a Tooth With a Rocket (Or, What Dads Do When Mom Is Not Home)

pull tooth

Hugh Paxton suggests you don’t try this at home.

Being Rich is Not About What You Have. A Father’s Post-Mortem Lesson to His Son (Video)

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A son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realize his true intentions.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

photo by erix

Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

“Men are complex emotional creatures, just as women are.”

evolution

This comment by Claran on the post Dear Son, 5 Secrets I wish I knew Before Marriage

The Mask

the mask. photo by miss_millions

A super-short work of fiction by Mark Sherman that the Woodstock Times called “a great, psychodrama-short story (involving psychoanalysis, no less).”

Is It Cruel to Raise My Sons to be Vegetarians?

my son the vegetarian photo by wwworks

Adam Rosenblatt says that raising his boys vegetarian is about sharpening their minds, not restricting their choices.