Journaling Through Relationships — Father 2

“I should no longer define myself as the son of a father who couldn’t or hasn’t or wouldn’t or wasn’t.”  ― Cameron Conaway ————— JUST AS MOTHERS have been stereotyped and idealized so have fathers. Movies and TV programs have always displayed some core ideas of what we think fathers are all […]

Journaling Prompts For and About Fathers 1

FATHERS ARE IMPORTANT. This fact has become increasingly apparent to me as I work on my next memoir and reflect deeply on my life. In my case, the loss of my father’s presence to divorce at an early age greatly influenced me: my beliefs about people, relationships with boys and […]

A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: On Fathers 5

The approach of Fathers’ Day, heralded by ads for colorful shirts, silk ties, barbecues, and heavy duty tools, makes me think about all the fathers I know and their importance to their children. My own fathers (I had two: one biological, and one the man my mother was married to), […]