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Father and Son

A Very Sad Father's Day Tale

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.18.2016 | Parents
Anthony Papa

On the train home after seeing my daughter Stephanie for the first time in many years I reflected on the situation. I realized that the reason I felt ...

Prank on Pop

Tom Kramer | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

My father has taught me many lessons throughout the years, among them to develop a sense of humor. One of my very favorite moments with Dad occurred...

Learning to Let My Son Breathe on His Own

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

I stopped thinking about the sickly kid I had been a long time ago. Then my son was born with a heart defect, pulmonary atresia.

Driving with Dad

Tom Kramer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

My parents taught me to be grateful, graceful, and obedient. At times I wasn't one or two of them. Okay... at times I wasn't all three of them. Over time, these values became easier to abide by and I'm grateful for the lessons.

The Loyal Optimist: Chris Trapper

Cicily Janus | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

I recently went through a full year of pessimism.... between cancer, hospital admissions and thoughts crowded by death, I've simply had it with all th...

The Art of the Father and Son Relationship

Barry Kibrick | Posted 02.27.2016 | Arts
Barry Kibrick

There is an art to loving life and that love of life produces art from the heart that creates new worlds! Jerome W. Jones, Jr. - Artist For over 30...

The Heartbreak Of Raising A Child When Mass Shootings Are The New Normal

Chase Mielke | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Chase Mielke

As a father, my mind is spinning. I'm thinking about being 12 years old and hearing the news of Columbine -- being shocked at this historic atrocity and wondering how this could ever happen. And, I am thinking about how my son will grow up with this scene as a normal state of living.

Viva Viva!: Irish Director, Cuban Drag Queens, Oscars Short List

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

Héctor Medina in VIVA. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. "Why is everyone on this fucking island addicted to drama?" the all-knowing Mama (a s...

Talkin' With Dad

Ken Reed | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

One of the things my dad did -- of which I'm eternally grateful -- was to implant the sports virus into my soul when I was 7 years old. The world of sports has given me lifelong friends, endless entertainment, a great way to exercise, many valuable lessons and a big chunk of my career. But most importantly, a cherished bond with my dad.

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.

Ten Rules for a Father and Son Hiking Trip

Michael Schuermann | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

Fathers, feel you lost contact with your teenage sons and you would like to reconnect - and show them that there is more to Dad than they think, seeing you crumpled up in front of the TV at the end of a long working day?

What Superheroes and Parents Can't Do

Larry Bernstein | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Larry Bernstein

d like to fly like Superman did in the movie, but rather than go back in time, I would slow it down. I would make the years longer -- say 500 days instead of 365. Pretty awesome, right?

This Awesome Dad Packs Superhero Post-It Notes In Son's Lunch Every Day

Today | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

Brent Almond packs super awesome lunches for his preschool son, and it's not just about the food....

6 Things I Need My (Gay) Son to Understand

Patrick Roth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick Roth

3. The modern gay rights movement, from Stonewall to Windsor, cost a lot of people real blood, sweat and tears, and it isn't over. For many people around the world, being gay is still a deadly proposition.

Boy Mysteriously Receives Heartwarming Postcard From His Deceased Father

Today | Posted 03.14.2015 | Good News

A Colorado boy will never be able to hear his late father tell him he loves him, but he has unexpectedly received the next best thing — his dad's lo...

Daily Meditation: Learn From One Another

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Running Can Change Your Life... If You Let It

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."

Healing for Fractured Fathers (Mark 9:14-25)

Romal Tune | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Romal Tune

As Fathers we have to overcome our fractures so that they don't impact our children and their futures. In other words, the places that caused your brokenness are the places you need to pray and ask God for a blessing.

A Son's Letter to His Father

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Not a day goes by where I don't feel your presence in my life, and ache at your absence. I see you in me when I look at the prominent veins in my hands, wrestle with my thick head of salt and pepper hair, or even catch a glimpse of my pronounced French-Canadian nose.

Father And Son Share A Graduation Stage

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

This Saturday, Sherwood Brown and his son, Sherwood Jr., shared the same stage for their graduation from Florida A&M University's School of Business a...

Semper Fi

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

So it was, on the day set aside for fathers and their children, Marc went home to be with his dad, where this time the Marine stood waiting for his son. Semper Fi.

Helping a Man with Cancer Finish a Project with His Son

James Calder | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
James Calder

. I have no idea what I personally would do if I found out I had cancerous tumors all over my body, but I am sure once I reached a goal I would accept a little help to get there and get there a little faster.

Actors Who Keep It In The Family

Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment

For some actors, Hollywood is the family business. From Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks to Lloyd Bridges and Jeff Bridges, some of the biggest names in ...

The 4 Things Every Son Needs From His Father

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Roland C. Warren Roland Warren, father of two sons and board member of the National Fatherhood Initiative, explains the simple but critical supp...

Lights Go On Part IV: Our Little Car

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York
Thomas Bähler

Dad was a visionary. He delighted in following and building upon his dreams. He loved a challenge. For instance, he might look at a piece of scrap and see a car. Michelangelo seemed to do that with marble.