Metrical Friday: ‘Boy and Egg’

Boy and Egg By Naomi Shihab Nye Every few minutes, he wants to march the trail of flattened rye grass back to the house of muttering hens. He too could make a bed in hay. Yesterday the egg so fresh it felt hot in his hand and he pressed it to his ear while the […]

New Tricks

Far from a testament to progenitorial prowess, this site has instead been a useful if painful chronicle of a floundering father. If fatherhood is the Petries’ living room, I’ve managed to stumble over most of the footstools. But I’ve learned a few things. Last Sunday was a crash day. Kelly’s play had finished the previous […]

Ain’t Just Bein’ Macho

Despite how we may feel as we leave the hospital, there’s more to being a father than keeping your kid alive. Really, all good fathers recognize this. There’s so much to teach, and precious little time. For the fathers of sons, one of our responsibilities is to teach our sons what it means to be […]

What is RSS?

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication‘, and is a means by which you can automatically receive a website’s updated content without having to visit the site itself. RSS is most often associated with weblogs, but is also used by services such as Google News and CNN. A website using RSS maintains a feed, which is […]