Even discounting terrorism, we’ve never been invulnerable. Bad things have always happened, with or without terrorists, politics, or religion. It’s the nature of the world. Terrorists are nothing but bullies with bigger fists, and bullies have been around since Cain met Abel.
There is no ‘father’ in Parenting. I threw the rag in the trash, and wrote a strongly-worded letter to the editor. I’d never before flushed a toilet in anger.
The National Center for Men proposes that fatherhood is also about choice. Well and good. What, then, is our choice?
The fact is, Ben never had much of a place in Ross’s life. Being single, and having the freedom to do what you like, when you like, is much more important to Friends. Kids are an obstacle, a conflict…something to be resolved.
In the grand scheme of parenting and childhood, a nine-year-old boy being given a PSP won’t make any headlines. Well, except this one.
…the thought of my own death doesn’t bother me so much. I don’t like the idea of leaving my family behind, but, somehow, I’m comforted to know that Kelly and Ian will have each other. I am less so at the thought of Kelly’s passing.
What of the men who don’t know they’ve become fathers? The fathers who could be – want to be – if given the chance. With this issue we err on the side of neglect, of dead-beat dads, of abusive and uninvolved men. These are not most men.