Golden Retriever for President

So, its becoming obvious Bush is running for President. Jeb, not George. Clinton, too. Hillary, not Bill. They may be joined by an assortment of others: Rand Paul (with that hair?), Mitt Romney (not again), Martin O’Malley (he buried Maryland in debt – might as well swing for the fences), just to name a few. What has become clear to me, however, is that a Golden Retriever needs to be elected President. Why you ask? Its simple:

– A President can’t do too much harm when napping
– Think of the money we will save on State dinners
– The annual White House Easter egg hunt becomes “must see TV”
– The State of the Union address will be particularly uplifting
– An administration focused on food and affection, two commodities in short supply

Fatherhood – A Tough One

Fatherhood – A Tough One.. Being a Dad is no walk in the park. Often it seems, no good deed goes unpunished, as they say. After stumbling through 26 years of parenting and striving to overcome my fair share of ineptitude, I think I have come upon one key to successful “pop-hood”: STAY. Stay connected, stay interested, stay involved. No matter how old they are, how much they say they don’t need you, how little they seem to care – ignore all that and just – STAY.

While we are on the topic, here are a few TV Dad’s that could use some help themselves:
1. Ned Stark, Game of Thrones – Proud, solid, decent. A family man. Got his head chopped off.
2. Walter White, Breaking Bad – Steals. Kills. He does cook, so there’s that.
3. Frank Gallagher, Shameless – “I would be crying too. If I wasn’t so high.”


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