“. . . reflection is native and constant.” – John Dewey
When I put my old professional life in education policy and philosophy behind me and embraced life as a stay-at-home dad, I came to see fatherhood as a journey of learning to be the man my kids need me to be. In my reflective writing, I explore the joyful and deeply humbling ways my kids call on me to renew myself on their behalf: to embrace surprise, refine my strengths, and wrestle with my vulnerabilities.
Learning To Forgive the Man I Don’t Want To Be
First published: STAND Magazine, Issue #9 (Summer 2018).
Learning To Meet a Need
First published: STAND Magazine online, May 30, 2018.
Learning To Smile
Learning To Smell the Flowers
First published: STAND Magazine online, December 4, 2017.
The Dad In the Room
Letter to My Toddler
First published: On Being blog, June 21, 2015.
(Note, my former Reflections On Fatherhood podcast series has been retired.)