I have been through a lot recently. And when I go through a lot the person in all of literature I think of most is Boromir of Gondor from J.R.R. Tolkien’s unassailable masterpiece “The Lord of the Rings.” I think of Boromir because while there are more righteous characters, those characters are not meant to […]Read more "My Hero, Boromir"
My wife and I were craving a stupid movie to unleash some pent up tension after a demanding couple of months. Enter a movie called “Bad Moms.” The trailer relates the story of a single mom stressed to the edge. She decides to embrace being a “bad” mom instead of a hyperactive one. I wasn’t terribly […]Read more "Bad Moms; Worse Men."
Fatherhood is tough. Add in being a husband too and it’s damn near impossible. Only a man can handle an adventure that big. Fighting dragons is easy when you only have to worry about yourself. My daughter’s favorite movie right now is Finding Nemo. Soon she’ll watch other movies of fatherly heroes like Hook and […]Read more "The Heroism of Fatherhood."
For many married men vacation is usually a nightmare; whiny kids, puking, lack of naps (for us and the kids), lack of sex, and lack of drinks. I rediscovered this for myself just this month with a trip to Disney World with my wife and our two-year old daughter. Men want two things on […]Read more "Chevy Chase Was Right."
There is a plague on societal portrayal of men—the Sitcom Dad. Al Bundy, Peter Griffin, Tim Taylor, George Lopez, Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, Doug Heffernan, Ray Romano are all good examples. The same traits are shared by all sitcom dads: they are cowed, half-men, fools who are mercifully delivered from their stupidity by […]Read more "The Sitcom Dad"