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Love Is Also One of the Things That’s True

Fifteen years ago this winter my dad drove me up to Madison for the third and final surgery on my right collarbone, which I had shattered earlier that year. (I had front-flipped onto blacktop, accomplishing a football injury while playing basketball. It’s a whole sad, dumb story.) We left home early in the morning and […]

On Fishing and Fatherhood

With Father’s Day almost upon us, a reflection on the subject courtesy of Scott Brand: Of all the things that I am ashamed of, one of the more ridiculous is this: I don’t know how to fish. On the scale of things that have caused shame in my life, being unable to “cast a line” […]

Fathers and Sons in the Shadow of the Cross

My third anniversary as a father is fast approaching and I find myself asking, like David Byrne, ‘How did I get here?’ I’m 40 now. I’ve got a toddler. I’ve got a proper job. I’ve got a little gray hair. I eat vegetables and watch my fiber intake. I quit going to clubs years ago; […]