Dear future son-in-law

I just celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary. Fourteen isn’t anything special necessarily. But my 14th wedding anniversary was noteworthy to me for one reason in particular: I out-married my parents. Yes, my parents got divorced after 13 years of marriage. Their divorce and my marriage may seem, on its face, to be unrelated. But it … More Dear future son-in-law

An open letter to my adolescent daughter: Ask me, while it’s not too late

Dear beloved daughter, Every once in a while, when I go to join you on the couch in the living room and find that YouTube has enraptured you, please don’t ignore me. Turn off the video and acknowledge me. And ask me questions. Sometimes – just sometimes, when we’re in the car driving to school, … More An open letter to my adolescent daughter: Ask me, while it’s not too late