Story archives - tag: "fatherhood"


I realised last night that the feeling I was chasing during my pot smoking years, was the feeling I now get holding my newborn son.

tags: drugs fatherhood emotions reflection [add]

2013-11-30 16:05:17 / Rating: 647.5 /

Sofia's Daddy

I like to think Hemingway's famous six word story is about a little girl who likes to be barefoot all the time and outgrows her shoes before she gets to use them.

tags: hemingway six words childhood fatherhood [add]

2013-07-17 10:34:16 / Rating: 296.5 /


I can't stop the tears as I shuffle through a box under the our bed and find a tattered letter to Santa, written by my now drug addicted son.

tags: fatherhood regret [add]

2010-03-15 14:38:33 / Rating: 843.75 /


The day my daughter was born, I walked around all day smelling her on my hands and falling in love with her more every time.

tags: baby fatherhood [add]

2008-02-20 16:25:28 / Rating: 635.25 /


No sound compares in fury or power to the sound of a woman pushing a baby through the birth canal without the aid of drugs.

tags: birth childbirth fatherhood labor [add]

2007-09-07 22:44:58 / Rating: 616.5 /


Visiting Virginia, I thought the grocery clerk was calling my newborn son precious when in fact she was telling me in her southern drawl to "press yes" on the keypad.

tags: humor fatherhood misunderstanding pride embarrassment grocery precious [add]

2007-08-06 17:02:46 / Rating: 567 /


You constantly prove me wrong when I think you can't disappointment me any further.

tags: divorce lying fatherhood jerk [add]

2007-07-21 12:39:09 / Rating: 813.75 /


When she cried the first time, I was surprised that I was ready to handle it like a father should.

tags: birth turning point fatherhood [add]

2006-09-19 17:21:40 / Rating: 896.25 /

Lewis from North Carolina, USA

President Bush killed my father, a soldier whose burned remains are now a part of the Iraqi desert landscape, and I, longing to fit in by supporting something I did not understand, was stupid enough to vote for him the previous year.

tags: politics death regret fatherhood anger Bush President Bush Iraq terrorism 9/11 war [add]

2006-09-11 23:06:50 / Rating: 2723.25 /