Becoming a Palpable Presence in Our Children’s Lives

father and children

Some dads are present sometimes. Some are absent. And then some are palpable presences in their children’s lives.I love how Nathan Miller describes Theodore Roosevelt’s father in his book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life: No one had a greater influence upon his namesake. By example and instruction, he imbued Theodore, Jr., with a strong sense of moral values and remained an almost palpable presence at his side long after his death at the age of forty-six. There’s no short cut to being a good fat … [Read more...]


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