Questions I Asked my Mom (Mother’s Day 2020)

Last December, my mom passed away after a year-long battle with brain cancer. She had been mentally deteriorating prior, first in May with a sudden "mini-stroke" and then a coma in December two weeks before her passing. It was absolutely painful to see the gradual decline of her health throughout much of 2019, which made …

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Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving 2019)

It's Thanksgiving today, and it's that time of year when family and friends gather together to celebrate the holiday season through feasting, drinking, and overall enjoying each other's company, all the while being thankful for everything that they have in life. It's a time of year to be happy, and to revel in the soon-to-be …

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Father’s Day

Thoughts on my father, the man who has raised me to who I am today. Happy Father’s Day!

The Finicky Cynic

Phil Dunphy- best television dad EVER. Phil Dunphy- best television dad EVER.

Fathers.

Also known as the “underrated” parent. Commonly referred to as the breadwinner for the family, that guy in the suit and tie, the workaholic. Raising their sons on sports and cars, raising their daughters on tenderness and buying them cars for their Sweet Sixteens.

Granted, those aspects are traditional ones, and still remain solidly rooted in our world, particularly Western society’s, today. Little has changed. However, I read in Spiegel, one of Germany’s news magazines, not too long ago on the prospective rise of stay-at-home dads in Germany, particularly those who work in firms. According to the subheading of the article, “Men are demanding more flexible working conditions in order to balance work and family burdens, forcing big changes in corporate culture.” You can find the link to the article here: Corporate Wake-Up Call: German Dads Demand Family Time

Anyway, I found that article…

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