fathers and forgiveness

2014 November

A long drive (Excerpt #4 – Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers)

2017-07-18T17:46:46-04:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

He was a man, youngish, well, certainly not all that old even if he had a beard that put some years on him. For one reason or another, he had come a long way, halfway across the country, thousands of kilometres, in his black pick-up truck. And then, finally, he stood there at the front door [...]

2014 June

Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers – (Excerpt 1 – Silence)

2017-01-31T23:24:11-05:00June 24th, 2014|Categories: Other|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Some weeks ago I introduced this book, Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers, in this space, a book by Leslie Leyland Fields that is recently released. Leslie is a writing colleague I met during while studying in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University. Leslie knows first-hand the great importance [...]

2014 June

It’s a privilege to be a (perfect?) father

2017-07-19T01:06:55-04:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

It was Father's Day Sunday morning and I was speaking to a local gathering about fatherhood and forgiveness. This was a surprise to even me because my own father was perfect. He doesn't need forgiveness. As was his father, perfect. Never went wrong. Never had a selfish thought. No, not once. And his father too. Always [...]