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Of Rash Vows, George Bailey, and Dad-Martyrdom

17 Jul

“Courage costs braver men less.”
~ Frank Sheed

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The Becket Moment: Fatherhood Pure & Simple

18 Jun

“Most dads accept that part of the job
is a willingness to be the unfashionable one.”
~ William McGurn

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The Best Violent Movie You’ve Never Seen

4 Mar

“The history of warfare can be seen as a history of increasingly more effective mechanisms for enabling and conditioning men to overcome their innate resistance to killing their fellow human beings.”
~ Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

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Trolls & Beasts: Reviews and Remedial Dad Lessons

29 Nov


“I’d rather see that anyway!”
~ Katharine (age 10)

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Of Bernie, Belloc, and “A Bargain for Frances”

5 Oct


“Being careful is not as much fun as being friends.”
~ Frances

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Other People’s Lives

1 Aug


“The neighbor is not a ‘unit’ in the human collective.
He is ‘someone’ who by his known origins deserves
particular attention and respect” (CCC 2212).

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On Fatherhood, Selective Service, and a Space for Nonviolence

28 Jul


“There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war—at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.”
~ Daniel J. Berrigan, S.J.

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