Monthly Archives: January 2009

Work-At-Home Dad: White House Style

There’s an interesting article from the NYTimes titled “Michelle Obama’s Balancing Act” and, while I’m thrilled that the First Lady seems to be taking a stance on matters of work/family balance, it’s disheartening to see how much this is still thought to be a mom’s issue and not a parental one. Also, take note of the experts that were interviewed for comment. God forbid some expert dads be included..

I’ll echo one of the comments left at the bottom of the article: I wonder, what would people’s reactions be if the headline were “Barack Obama’s Balancing Act.”

Not to be too sour grapes, I’m thrilled that this sort of story is even coming up. (Can you imagine the title “Laura Bush’s Balancing Act?”) Also, it’s great to be reading in a related article about our new President’s apparent happiness over having to work ‘at home.’ Obviously, being the Prez is not your standard At-Home Dad model, but perhaps emphasizing this will make the concept more digestible to the masses. We’ll see:)

My Dad

Last week was a difficult one for my family. My dad had been complaining about a really, really bad headache that just wouldn’t seem to go away. His doctor checked him out and then quickly sent him to the emergency room. It turns out he was bleeding in his brain. Fortunately, the part of theContinue Reading

You Simply Melt Right In…

My kids are pretty heavily into Schoolhouse Rock at the moment and it’s great to be sharing something that I used to love watching as a kid on Saturday mornings. The music is great and more educational than a thousand Sesame Streets. This was a special day for our nation and, as we watched PresidentContinue Reading

New Music For The Film

Singer/songwriter Adriel Borshansky is working on a new song for inclusion in the film and I’m so excited about it that I wanted to share it in its very early form. Here’s the demo/lyrics for a taste of what’s to come: I Stepped Down (with instrumentals) by Adriel I stepped down (acoustic) by Adriel fatherhoodContinue Reading

Dear Do-Nothing Dad

Here’s an article from (of all places!) that I think sums up a lot of my personal feelings regarding so many dads out there that make the rest of us look bad – and their dutiful, enabling wives. Special thanks to my wife for bringing this to my attention and to Graham Carr forContinue Reading

In Memoriam: Ralph Benitez

A few days ago one of the project’s subjects, Ralph Benitez, passed away. Given his long battle with AIDS and his deteriorating health, his death was not a shock, but it is still so sad. Ralph exemplified all the best we hope for in a dad. His care, love, wisdom and sense of humor wereContinue Reading