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Friday, June 18, 2010

I Love You Dad!

Yes, Father's Day is upon us and it seems appropriate to share some feelings for our dads. In many ways I'm the stereotypical reserved man. I toss around compliments like lead weights. I'm not proud of this and continue to attempt to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Maybe this is why I like the film-making work of Dana Glazer so much. He shines a bright light on men talking about their dads and shows us how things have changed over the recent decades. Even before his current release, The Evolution of Dad, I saw some of his work on the internet around Father's Day a couple of years ago. The clip was a simple collection of individuals telling their dads that they loved him. Thankfully, Dana has put forth another Father's Day video this year.
Check it out:

I encourage you to check out Dana's
movie as well. He is a great guy with a passion for showing us how men and the roles they play continue to change.

Oh yeah, by the way...

Dad, I love you for your dedication to the family. Primarily as a breadwinner through my youth but also as a full participant in my life. I feel blessed to have the support of such a thoughtful, inquisitive, and devoted father. Some of best memories are times spent with you. I remember playing catch with a baseball for hours working on transferring the ball from my mitt to my throwing hand. "Take it out fast but throw it slowly," you would say with all the patience that I can now understand. I also love you for your commitment to mom. You engaged in the details of a meaningful relationship and showed me the the rewards that were available for doing so. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday when you will greet me and my family with a warm smile and comfortable embrace. I love you Dad!


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