On dogs, death and children

Ask any parent and they’ll agree. As the years go by, there are seemingly countless opportunities for conversations with children that could be categorized as “tough.” Disciplinary conversations? Check. Weird questions about life? Yep. Puberty-type things? Gulp. Death … Death is a tough one on so many levels. For starters, it’s just tough to comprehend. I’m …

What Happens When Your Child Inspires You?

The goal for any father should be to inspire his children. On his death bed — and hopefully sometime before that, too — he yearns to hear that he’s been an inspiration for, provided meaningful guidance to and simply paved the way for his children. This past weekend, I’m proud to report that a reverse …