A father and daughter discuss how to get the 2016 demons out, so the new year. KICKS. ASS. ___ My daughter and I were talking about 2016 the other day."Oh my God. This year totally sucked. I HATE 2016," she said as we ate breakfast.I couldn't disagree. The year 2016 did suck in many ways. My family and I watched with sinking hearts as the political landscape was fractured with volcanic eruptions we never saw coming. The level of public discourse seemed to sink to subterranean levels. People in this country were actually arguing about whether black lives matter. News stories about … [Read more...]
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+ + +I love New Year’s resolutions. Love to make them, write them down, and commit to them loudly with bravado at New Year's Eve parties (“I'm SO gonna do Tough Mudder this year! AND go gluten free. WHO’S WITH ME?!!”) even while knowing all that big talk will likely evaporate by February. I just like this time of year when we all attempt to take a few steps toward becoming better humans, at least for a little while.For me, resolutions fall into two … [Read more...]
New Year's resolutions: making them can be a motivational blessing or an inevitable disappointment. Our City Dads Group organizers showed no fear when they offered up these ideals they hope to achieve in 2015.Richard Owen, Chicago Dads Group: To write monthly emails to my newborn son.Kevin "Spike" Zelenka, Las Vegas Dads Group: My biggest New Year's resolution is to have more patience. As my sons get older, I see more and more of me in them, and I want to start showing them the man I want each of them to become.Lance Somerfeld, NYC Dads Group: My New Year's resolution is to be more … [Read more...]