Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Dreams and Nightmares

Something happened when my daughter was born. Something so subtle, that I didn’t realize it until today (over two years later). Something so intense that it excites and frightens me at the same time. It’s one thing, but it has two affects. This one thing...

“You’ve Taken to Fatherhood”

I was at a tux fitting last weekend for my best friend. I’m his best man. Afterward, we went to a restaurant with his father, his fianceé, her father, and another groomsman. I’m in the middle of my cheddar ale soup and one of them says to me,...

Impatient, Millennial Dad

I’m five months into fatherhood. The days are long. The weeks are short. My sleep hasn’t yet recovered. And I love every minute. But, though Claire is constantly hitting milestones that are advanced for her age, I want her to be older now. I don’t...

Fatherhood in the 21st Century: I Missed It (Or Did I?)

  When I first got a camera phone, I ruined several experiences for myself. I was so caught up with documenting concerts or family gatherings or things I saw on a walk that I didn’t get to enjoy them. What’s worse? I never looked at any of those...

Fatherhood in the 21st Century: How Google Keeps Me Sane

  The first day I was a father, everything was easy. I got to stare at the baby while the nurses took care of her. If I had a question, the nurse had the answer. When we got home, it wasn’t horribly difficult to take care of the baby. I was a champ when it...