Elijah is 12 now, teetering on the cusp of the teen years. And his dad? Well, in some ways, he kind of is, too … Continue reading Checking in with Alternadad: A conversation with Neal Pollack
He might have been the father of natural selection, but Charles Darwin, first, was a father to his children.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Doodling with Darwin’s children
“Value the talents they all have, the work they do,” says Jane Yolen. “AND TELL THEM THAT.”
by Glen Herbert Continue reading Birds, books and fatherhood: An interview with Jane Yolen
“Now I saw plainly the goodness of his observations about the middle station of life, how easy, how comfortably he had lived all his days, and never had been exposed to tempests at sea or troubles on shore; and I resolved that I would, like a true repenting prodigal, go home to my father.”
By Daniel Defoe Continue reading “I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea …”
“There aren’t a lot of people who get to do what they love and make a living at it. Despite some of the craziness that goes along with not being at home for months on end, I feel very lucky.”
By Glen Herbert Continue reading Chris Eldridge on being his father’s son
It was just an ordinary house on an ordinary street. A place where they love you, no matter what you do.
By Joan Shewchun Continue reading Once upon a time
When we were young, cooties were the height of disgust and fear. And they still are.
By Glen Herbert Continue reading House of Horrors
My father was an archetypal product of the 1950s. Complete with a Cary Grant dimple on his chin, his memories of high school sparkled with the clarity of a string of sun-shiny days, football practices, cruising around the town in a baby-blue car. And then things changed.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading What we talk about when we talk about life
Steve Colbert once said that stay-at- home dads are “against nature’s laws.” Your grandmother probably thinks that, too.
by Glen Herbert Continue reading It’s a moms world