Tag: Fatherhood


Who Would You Wish to Spend One Last Day With?

If there were any person in your life, living or dead, with whom you could spend one last day, who would it be? And how would you spend that day? No, I’m not stealing this question from college applications. I’m feeling the pain of the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon and the killings of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin in Israel. The deep desire to hold close those I love is definitely part of my response. The preciousness of those we love shouldn’t be a function of their absence, or......

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Innocence, Genetics and Dads: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 15-19), we delved into wise quotes about fatherhood, the ethics we face on the frontiers of genetic science, the innocence of kids as they start comprehending anti-semitism, the tradition of fathers “passing on” their name to future generations, and the house of worship devastated by gun violence in South Carolina. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Ten Dads, in Detail: Wise Words – TWD Father’s Day (June 21) is close at hand, so we’re sharing ten......

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To My Own Beloved Graduate

My youngest daughter graduates in a few weeks. No, not college graduation, nor even a high school graduation (so there will be no famous speaker like those featured yesterday here on The Wisdom Daily). This is an 8th-grade graduation, but there is nothing “just” or “only” about it. The fact is, if someone had told me 13 years ago that our wonderful daughter would be graduating grammar school as a typical student, I would have told them that they must be smoking crack. To be sure, part of that estimation would’ve been......

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