Facing My Biggest Fear

What is your biggest fear, the one you’ve struggled to overcome for years, the one that continues to stymie your best efforts at conquering?  Some people fear the concrete: animals or insects, flying or closed spaces.  My biggest fear is less tangible.   I fear living...

Single Dads

Not enough is written or spoken about children who are being raised primarily or exclusively by men.   The tendency in our culture is to believe that only mothers are innately capable of nurturing children.  Our media do little to dispel this myth.  Yet nothing is...

Thanks, but No Thanks!

I really don’t have much I wish to be thankful for.  I am not thankful that a huge number of my brothers and sisters continue to suffer from the recession.  I am not thankful that my neighbors’ homes are under water, sometime literally!  I am not thankful that I can’t...

Shared Living and Entitlement

A way in which many men can take the lead in their families has to do with intergeneration or shared living.  It has become necessary for many extended families to pool resources and cohabitate.  This means shared meals, shared responsibilities and many shared...

I Need…

Yesterday I spent a delightful six hours showing my favorite city, Boston, to a new acquaintance.  Ted was visiting from Canada and we connected through Facebook.  We covered a lot of territory: architectural, historical, topographical sites that escape the notice of...