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“Stand-In” Dads helped me make my life

The Sarasota Herald Tribune published one of my columns today — “Stand-In Fathers Show What Makes a “Real” Dad

It’s on Page A18 of today’s paper, or you can read it online by clicking the hyperlinked text above.

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers — the biological ones as well as the ones who nurture young people whether they were their “real” Dads or not.

Posted on June 20th, 2010Comments RSS Feed
7 Responses to “Stand-In” Dads helped me make my life
  1. A reader posted this note about today’s column on an earlier Dad’s posting since I didn’t have this one up yet —

    “Kudos on a fabulous article. I am sure many of the men that have passed through your life (and see this piece) and offered support are smiling right now!” J. DeVries

    Thanks J. — for reading and for commenting. I hope they see it too (though some of them are out of state) and know how very grateful I am for the time — whether little or great — they took to help guide me in my life.

  2. Wonderful column in the Herald-Tribune on Father’s Day!

  3. Thanks Ingrid! Nice to hear from you!

  4. Tom and I both loved this column, MC. As the neighborhood stand-in husband and dad, and as a young man whose dad died when he was in his early 20s, he knows both ends – of being and needing that man needed to help a young person move towards their goals.
    I’m always delighted by your ability to take a common theme and address and exemplify it through personal stories. Write on, MC, and I’ll keep reading!

  5. Susan — thanks so much to both you and Tom for taking the time to read the piece and drop a note to me. It’s music to a writer’s ears (as you know!) to hear that a piece resonates with someone, and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

    All best back to you both — and thanks to Tom for being a stand-in for others.


  6. Very nice thoughts, and you are right.

  7. Thanks Ron — for visiting the site and posting a comment; appreciate the feedback and hope you come back!


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