I found a small knife. Sharp and true. This would be the one that gets passed down to my son. He will say, “This was my dad’s knife.”
He once thought stopping kids from watching or hearing TV news sheltered them from reality. Then he became a father.
My daughter sees the Orlando shooting as gay people who love their community and dancing being heartlessly killed. She makes the connection to me.
I’m teaching my sons and daughter to respect others, so don’t be a jerk and act like a tough guy when my boys come around your girls.
Regardless of how we chose to define and measure masculinity, the pinnacle of manhood can’t be violence. A real man practices restraint.
A text alert about a July 4 parade shooting sends his mind racing. Are the most mundane trips with the kids tragedies waiting to happen?