Category Archives: Father

The time my grandfather taught me how to build a dam

When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the top of one … Continue reading

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Protected: Family without love is an inconvenience but without respect it becomes abuse

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Across the river into the mountains where memories live

A few days ago, after she finished work, my girlfriend invited me out for a drive into the mountains of Quebec, so I suggested taking a tour of my childhood. For a lot of reasons, like I don’t have a … Continue reading

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No time left for writing

I basically have two options: I can look after my son from 5am until 6pm, or I can write, but I definitely cannot do both. Two months ago my girlfriend found a minimum wage job at one of the local … Continue reading

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My son can walk

My son can walk, and he’s pretty good, so it must must come from his mom, because I’ve got about three different limps. It’s incredible to watch as he confidently throws a leg out, his thigh parallel to the ground … Continue reading

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How Do I Succeed As A Father If My Examples Always Failed Me Spectacularly

‘You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even … Continue reading

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