Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Several times in his teenage life my disabled son has asked me, “What is my purpose?” His question is very individual: he is not asking about the purpose of life, he is seeking the purpose of his life. As his dad, I try to have an answer for him each time, and I try...
When Dysfunctional is Your Normal

When Dysfunctional is Your Normal

A couple of generations ago I doubt many were familiar with the word “dysfunctional” as used to describe a family unit. I never heard the word applied to anyone I knew when I was a kid, yet I knew there were plenty of families that were “different,” including mine....
The Hard Work of Being Famous

The Hard Work of Being Famous

There is a certain section of our cultural society who work extremely hard to be well known. It seems to me like that section of society is getting bigger all the time. Anymore I hear people talking about someone famous like their name is a household word, and I’ve...
Confessions of a Double Agent Dad

Confessions of a Double Agent Dad

You see us everywhere, but there are no easy ways to identify us out of the crowd, most of the time. We work with you, shop with you, sit next to you in church, share the bus, train and plane with you, we enjoy all the things you regular dads do. The thing that makes...