Feces can be a powerful thing, but not in the way that you might gather. Before becoming a father, Omid Safi thought love was something you feel or experience, the everyday ritual of changing his daughter's daughter taught him about a love that's stronger than shit.
Nine out of ten family dinners, little of consequence occurs. But, during the tenth mealtime, something sparks. A father's case for the unscheduled magic of the family dinner.
A father of young children contemplates the messages and the survival skills passed from father to son on how to live with the burdens and the suffering of human life.
What training did we give to our fathers? A reflection on inventing, rather than inheriting, the type of father a man wants to be — for himself and his children.
When the crush of a beige cubicle and endless meetings deaden creative impulses, a newborn baby girl prompts an explosion of creativity — and the celebratory, enthusiastic person the author's dream job had taken away.
The memory of a father weeping reminds a son how men often don't tend to grief well. But, by sharing emotions, fathers may be a key in helping boys grow into stronger, more compassionate human beings.