The Good, The Bad, and The Baby

I Can’t Forgive Myself For Choosing My Wife

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 11 October 2015. It wasn’t something I did. It wasn’t something I said. It was something I thought. My daughter was born during a long hot summer. She was our first, and like all first timers we weren’t really sure what to expect. It…

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The Right To Say No

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 3 October 2015. Regardless of what you believe about gender and equality I am going to worry more about my daughter’s safety than my son’s when it comes to dating. It’s funny that parents should worry about the distant future before a baby is…

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Singing In The Shower

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 30 September 2015. How many men do you know who sing? I know guys who probably sing alone in the shower, or in the car. There are always a few that will risk karaoke after enough beer. But how many men do you know…

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Superheroes: Allegories or Entertainment?

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 28 September 2015. A lot of things will be different for my children as they grow up. Technology and entertainment will continue to evolve and change until it barely resembles my childhood. Fortunately, their television heroes won’t be far removed from my own. Children’s…

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The Man I Am: 5 Unexpected Things The Military Taught Me (and 5 Contradictions)

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 27 September 2015. I was a starry-eyed eighteen-year-old when I joined the Canadian Armed Forces. I was immersed in a culture that expected more of me than I thought I was capable of giving. It forced me to grow, quickly, and figure out what…

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Becoming A More Affectionate Father

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 26 September 2015. I didn’t talk to Victoria as an infant. I read stories to her from the day she was born but I went about the rest of our day silently. I think she was two or three months when I realized how…

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Child’s Play

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 24 September 2015. I struggle with work/life balance. I used to be all work. It’s something I’m working on. This morning I took my two-year-old daughter to the park to see the ducks. We sat and talked as the ducks went about their business…

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Why Do My Wife’s Compliments Still Bring Me Down

This article was originally published on the Good Men Project on 5 September 2015. There seems to be a never ending stream of quizzes populating my Facebook feed. I don’t really care what a few random questions can tell me about my future but my wife enjoys the flavour. This week’s favourite is “How Awesome…

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