I’m getting ready to write again soon. SO MUCH has changed in my my life since my last public post a couple years ago, but I’ve been writing all along… You have been warned! 🙂

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Saige and I recently finished reading a book together called “Change How You See Everything: Asset Based Thinking,” a book for teenagers with the mission of equipping its readers to learn how to focus on the positive instead of the negative in every life situation. It wasn’t really anything either of us hadn’t heard or already believed, but I loved how well organized the book was in restating truths that need to be repeated and reinforced in both of us.

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Is excited to learn and make n…

April 30, 2010

Is excited to learn and make new friends at @sobcon 2010.

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One chapter ends, another begins!

March 13, 2010

A lot has happened in my personal life since my last public entry on Father’s Journey, so the purpose of this article is to catch anyone up who has been following it. I have been journaling privately almost daily, but haven’t posted anything publicly for almost five months!

After really giving it a try and investing nine months in counseling, my marriage to Gayle ended last November.  What happened?

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Father Forgets by W. Livingston Larned

October 22, 2009

condensed as in “Readers Digest”. This really touched me as a father, and I believe it will mean something to many of you as well. I first heard this while reading the book “How to win friends and influence people.” I recommend that everyone read this amazing book as it helped me tremendously in both my home and work life…

Alex, 2009

Alex, 2009

Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over me. Guiltily I came to your bedside.

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Family Profile Part 2: Michael, Faith and Anthony

October 21, 2009
Father's Day 2007. Faith, Michael and Anthony

Father's Day 2007. Faith, Michael and Anthony

Before Alex, these three were the “babies” of the family. They were born within a seemingly stable marriage, and all three still appear to be well adjusted and happy. Our two separations, while I’m certain they had some impact on all of our children, left no visible (as of yet) long term damage on these three. Each of them are to this day very sweet and special, and interestingly each of them have varying levels of delayed development.

Michael with Dad, 2009.

Michael with Dad, 2009.

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New perspectives on old Problems brings hope for the future.

October 18, 2009

Well it’s been over a month since I last wrote in my diary, and a lot has happened since then.

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Family Profile Part 1: Alexander the Great

October 18, 2009
The first day Alex and his daddy looked eye to eye.

The first day Alex and his daddy looked eye to eye.

As always, this is all 100% true, with only the names being changed to protect the privacy of all involved…

Alex is my youngest child, and is absolutely amazing! His smile will light up a city block, and he’s so active and very silly. His biological dad is an Ultimate Fighting Championship coach, and I fear that Alex may have picked up a bit of this in his genes lol.  He’s tough as nails, happy as a kid (or my wife) in a candy shop, and very handsome. Bio-daddy is a Philippino, so Alex’s skin complexion is a bit darker than most of the kids, but not enough to warrant concern from judgmental passers-by. How this amazing boy came to be is a story worth sharing…

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My beloved, albeit broken family.

October 11, 2009
Young Love

Young Love, 1994.

Daniel and I shortly after we met for the first itme.

I was in love with Daniel shortly after we met for the first time, 1994.

I first met Gayle, my future wife and her son, Daniel in the summer of 1994. I was a 19 year old holier-than-thou church kid, and she was a beautiful, 18 year old bad-girl with a great sense of humor. For those of you that remember the TV series “Darma and Greg”, many comparisons and jokes have been made about me the nerd and Gayle the free spirit over the years.

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The “Five W’s” of Father’s Journey

October 10, 2009

ChrisProfilePictureHello world! This is my first post, and I can’t wait to see what I learn and who I meet from this experience. Following are the details of what you should expect to get out of the Father’s Journey community.

Who:

Who am I trying to reach? Well, I’m trying to connect with fellow imperfect men trying to be good fathers, their spouses and significant others looking to help and motivate their kid’s dad, and young men and couples who are expecting or contemplating having a child in the future. If you don’t fit in any of these audiences and find my content to be worth your time, please let me know so I am aware of who I’m connecting with!

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