Father's Day is for being thankful, and yes I am!
Tolstoy is reported to have written, "Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man."
I hope I'm not at the "old" part yet, but it is surprising to look around at all of the things and other people that have come along since I came around!
Photos of my Mom and Dad, taken in my own adulthood, don't show the strength, the humor, and the faith on the inside. Considering all the shortsighted, selfish, and antisocial elements in my emotional makeup, it's great for the world as well as for me that these wonderful folks were saddled with me.
And now, two Fatherly things. One is from our friend Nick at Grammarly. It's a Father's Day grammar quiz that's brief and fun.
The other is a tale ending in some good advice: When we first discovered that Joyce was pregnant (in fall/winter of 1982), I asked my dad if he would give me some advice on how to be a good father.
He said, "The best way to be a good father is to be a good husband."
Thank you, Dad!