My father wrote a book of poetry which will be re-published very soon. When he asked me to type the book for him I did so angrily because it meant most of my holidays went to typing and retyping the book. I have recently re-read the book and realised that this was the best time of my life. After the September 11th attacks, my father became upset because he knew his grandchildren would be brought into the world of war and disaster. I wanted to share this poem with you.
No one has to tell you that when you become a dad, your life is forever changed. In the months leading up to my your birth, I politely smiled and nodded as well-meaning people kept trying to prepare me for fatherhood by telling me the same tired cliches: "Say goodbye to your social life!" … Continue reading Being a Father