The Stay Home Dad’s now a Stay Home Son.

In a previous post, I alluded to my apprehension of an impending move. And now, it’s finally here! In less than two weeks time, my 84-year old mom will be moving in to live with us. My mom was diagnosed a couple of years ago with dementia. Over the course of that time, we’ve watched … Continue reading The Stay Home Dad’s now a Stay Home Son.

My Monday Metrical Musings #9

The Colour of Monday is Blue “Will you pack me a snackFor Tuesday?”“Sure, my son.”I always say “Will you drive over humpsAlong the way?”“Of course dear one”I always say “Will there be school Wednesday, Thursday, FridayToo?”“Yes, my son.And don’t forgetMonday is blue!” (Cos that’s his favourite colourThe colour of the first MondayAfter six long lovely … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #9

To a child, LOVE’s not only spelled “T-I-M-E”; it’s also spelled….

As parents, we’ve all heard this adage more times than we care to count: For kids, LOVE is spelled T-I-M-E. Cos spending time with them is the best sign that we the parents care and love them. Many have even gone on to qualify that it’s not just about Quality time; it’s also about Quantity … Continue reading To a child, LOVE’s not only spelled “T-I-M-E”; it’s also spelled….

‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

On Father’s Day 2021, my musings on the losses and gains of being a stay home dad {A version of this post first appeared here in a local news publication Todayonline. Also, check out a reader’s beautifully written and resonating response to my piece here.} When it comes to parenting, one truth remains today: Fathers … Continue reading ‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

Film Review: LOOKING UP – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!

Let’s face it: perfectly normal dads everywhere would openly admit to it, if they knew we’d keep this a secret from the rest of the macho world. And what secret might that be? Well, dads all love a soppy tribute to fathers, be it a song or a dance or, in this case, a film. … Continue reading Film Review: LOOKING UP – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!

Help! I have “Reader’s Block”…and more!!

There’s really no other way to say this. I really do have “Reader’s Block”! Yea I know, I hear your questions. The spoken ones that seek clarification; and the unspoken ones that wonder if I’m a runaway inmate from some nearby asylum! Of course I’m hoping the more likely question would simply be: “Does he … Continue reading Help! I have “Reader’s Block”…and more!!

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs

Hey boys This is it! We made it. The last email, in this long-running series that began more than six months ago, is finally here. So on the count of three, let’s heave a collective sigh of relief shall we? One… Two… Three!!! Sighhhhhh…. Alright, now that we got that outta the way, let’s recap … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs

2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?

In the first of my year-end series of musings, I talked about how my 2020 really started a year earlier. Today, I want to “bring it home” so to speak by asking: What does home look like in 2020? We’re all used to thinking of home as the place to come back to. The place … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?