Category Archives: Fatherhood

Learning To Connect

The new issue of STAND arrived in my mailbox today!

“Learning To Connect,” the last essay in my fatherhood-as-learning series in STAND Magazine, appears in print here. It tackles isolation, forming male friendships in adulthood, and the examples we set for our kids.

My deepest thanks to STAND Editor-in-Chief Dwayne D. Hayes for providing a regular place for my reflections during the past year. Solidarity, my friend.

Buy the issue here.

Learning To Forgive the Man I Don’t Want To Be

Issue 09 of STAND Magazine is officially out in the world, and it includes my essay “Learning To Forgive the Man I Don’t Want To Be.”

Learning To ForgiveThis is the most vulnerable piece of fatherhood writing I’ve done. I dug deep for this one and hope it helps others.

As ever, I deeply appreciate the continuous support of Editor-in-Chief Dwayne D. Hayes and everyone at STAND.

Order a print copy at STAND Magazine.

Learning To Meet a Need

My newest fatherhood reflection, “Learning To Meet a Need” — a.k.a., my love letter to Don Freeman’s classic picture book Corduroy — is now online at STAND Magazine! It’s the next in my series of essays on fatherhood as learning.

As always, a big thank you to STAND Magazine Founder/Managing Editor Dwayne D. Hayes for his solidarity!