I'm old enough to admit to being confused about the exact import of the term "old school." Is it good or bad? A compliment or a putdown? A shout-out to a code of conduct that, while not flashy, emphasizes substance, hard work and real skill, or a rebuff to anything that happened before the 1990s?
As Father's Day approaches, I can't help but find myself thinking about the fathers in my life (I have one father, one stepfather, one father-in-law, and maybe one ex-stepfather out there somewhere), and the fact that my children, as the products of a lesbian family, don't have a dad.