Most people with an addiction are successful? ___ Most people with an addiction are successful. Most keep their jobs and have relationships that work, at least for a while. Most live life and find some measure of joy. Some even go on to fantastic success. Just think of Charlie Sheen. So does addiction make you … More The Successful Addict
3 Things I learned from having a father who was there, but not present. ___ I grew up without a father. Physically he was there, but he was not present in a real way. He was like a ghost, fading in and fading out of our lives. His life was marked by loss. His own … More Lessons Learned From a Life Without a Father
What is it That Makes a Good Dad? ___ I took my kids camping this weekend and it rained for most of the trip. The rain made me sleepy and thoughtful. In between naps, I thought about the question: “What is it that makes a good dad?” Is it personality, skills, what you do or how … More 12 Things that Good Dads Do
An adult child of divorce faces the facts that good did come out of it for him and his brother. ___ Mom and Dad, When I heard that you were getting a divorce, I cried. The pain seemed to ball up inside like an unexpressed fist. Even after 25 years, that season of our lives is … More Dear Divorced Parents, Could Divorce Make Your Kids Lives Better?
I love my kids, but sometimes I can’t stand them. Some people are unable to have children and here I am whining about my frustrations about my kids? Yes, I am. Sometimes love means that we get really frustrated with each other, but that doesn’t mean we are quitting. I love being a dad and … More I Love my Kids, but Sometimes I Can’t Stand Them
My family has dirt in our blood. Not the pale thin dust that the city throws at you, but the rich dark roasted dirt that can only come from Saskatchewan. I bet you wish you were born there too. People from Saskatchewan don’t need a lot of credit, the banks won’t give it to them. … More Lessons from a Saskatchewan Boy
When I get angry, really angry, I lose IQ points. I call this stupid-angry. Any intelligence that I have when I am rational disappears when I become stupid-angry. Stupid-angry feels like I have drunk a 26 of emotional whiskey. My brain feels like it is moving in super fast Ninja speed, but what comes out … More Stupid Anger