What fathers do

What fathers do

click photo for more information
What fathers do
Some fathers do these things. Some fathers go to the Columbus Public Library used book sale in about 1980 and buy five big boxes of books on every topic. They place those books in a playroom and they result in a consistently relevant personal library for his kids. Every year they learn something new out […]

Some fathers do these things.

Some fathers go to the Columbus Public Library used book sale in about 1980 and buy five big boxes of books on every topic. They place those books in a playroom and they result in a consistently relevant personal library for his kids. Every year they learn something new out of that room.

Some fathers take their sons and daughters to Computer Express, a small computer shop, after taking you to Radio Shack and Sun TV and deciding the prices there are too high. Some fathers help you decide on an Atari 800XL with tape drive and they buy you River Raid to go with it.

Some fathers buy you a modem and let you call BBSes all night.

They take you to Boy Scouts and help you win the local Pinewood Derby. They drive you to Bell Labs where you learn UNIX and shell scripting.

Some fathers sit with you and type in programs out of the back of ANTIC Magazine.

They convince the family it wants a dog and picks a special breed, a Kerry Blue Terrier, because it doesnt shed.

They get drunk at the Sheraton hotel bar happy hour and fall out of the car and turn you off alcohol until late in college. Thats when you really find you have a taste for it.

Some fathers help you with your science fair projects and explore wind power with you by making balsa wood models of various generators.

Some fathers give you phone wire, broken stereos, and a soldering iron and tell you to experiment. You do. Some fathers have a garage full of tools and show you how to cut wood and fix brakes and listen to NPR on a broken radio.

Some fathers buy you a Packard Bell 286 and help you learn programming.

Some fathers leave a basket of vinyl in the basement and in it you find Dylan, the Stones, and Janis Joplin, thereby making you the least pop-culturally-aware high schooler in Columbus.

Some fathers work for 40 years at the same boring job to pay for a house and food.

Some fathers take you to Europe and show you the magic of travel. They buy you Mad Magazine in German.

They take you to Mad Magazines offices in Manhattan where you meet Dick DiBartolo, Nick Meglin, and Bill Gaines. That could inspire you to be a writer.

They marvel at your new novel, The Tale of the White Worm, you write when youre twelve. They edit your school essays and, one night, they write an entire research paper about The Crucible for you because youre sick.

Some fathers drive you from college to college looking for the right one. Then some fathers come drive you back from the right college every summer because you dont have a car.

Some fathers help you sell your car when you move to Poland for work.

Some fathers come to your wedding in Warsaw.

They Skype you almost every day, leaving cryptic messages and posting links from Craigslist. Some fathers listen to Rush Limbaugh all day because hes a pleasant distraction.

Some fathers drive twelve hours to visit you in Brooklyn.

Some fathers get grumpy.

Some fathers still make you laugh.

Some fathers get lung cancer.

Some fathers make you scared.

Their failing health encourages you to run again and quit drinking because watching a man who looks so much like you get sick is frightening. But it also encourages you to reconnect with him.

I know: Some fathers beat you. Some fathers leave you. Some fathers die early. Some fathers are cruel. Some fathers die inside.

But some of us get lucky.

Some fathers are great. Some fathers are kind. Some fathers educate, expand, and elucidate. Some fathers give all.

Some of us get lucky.

Happy Fathers Day.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/18/what-fathers-do/

Angel’s Incredible Transformation

click photo for more information
Angel’s Incredible Transformation
Meet Angel, a dog whose name has a meaning. When she was brought to Rescue From The Heart, an animal rehabilitation center, many feared that she had no chance. Angel was incredibly malnourished and her spirit was broken. That’s when the people at Rescue From The Heart got together and decided they wouldn’t give up […]

Gwen Ifill Dead at 61

click photo for more information
Gwen Ifill Dead at 61
The long-time PBS reporter and anchor battled cancer for roughly a year, The Daily Beast has learned.”> Long-time journalist and newscaster Gwen Ifill has passed away at the age of 61, PBS confirmed on Monday. The Daily Beast learned that Ifill was diagnosed with endometrial cancer less than a year ago; and was, as someone […]

Charlie Gard parents announce death of ‘beautiful boy’ – BBC News

click photo for more information
Charlie Gard parents announce death of ‘beautiful boy’ – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEleven-month-old Charlie Gard was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment Charlie Gard, the baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed. The 11-month-old was moved to a hospice following a High Court ruling. […]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Soda Can

click photo for more information
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Soda Can
Drinking soda isn’t the best choice health-wise, but if you must, here is how to make the most of it!

Picture of the Day: Crashing Waves Over Sydney Harbour Ferry Railings

click photo for more information
Picture of the Day: Crashing Waves Over Sydney Harbour Ferry Railings
Photograph by Haig Gilchrist (@ihaig72 on Instagram) Recent winds have been stirring up the waters of Sydney Harbour as Haig Gilchrist’s Instagram photo of waves crashing over the railings of a Manly passenger ferry has gone viral. Manly ferry services connects the Sydney suburb of Manly with Circular Quay in the CBD a journey of […]

When White Girls Deal Drugs, They Walk

click photo for more information
When White Girls Deal Drugs, They Walk
Sarah Furay was called adorable and photogenic for allegedly selling Ecstasy, cocaine, and weed. Would that have happened to a black girl? Death and Taxes, the first to run a story calling Furay adorable wrote a formal apology for the mistake. Twenty-four hours after authorities arrested Sarah Furay on charges of drug possession and manufacture […]

They gave each kid a Barbie and a doll with real proportions. What they say next really says it all.

click photo for more information
They gave each kid a Barbie and a doll with real proportions. What they say next really says it all.
What’s wrong with Barbie? Well, for one thing, her body dimensions are completely unrealistic. For a school project on eating disorders, college student Galia Slayen took Barbie’s measurements and created a life-size version that is disturbing to say the least. Barbie’s unnatural body dimensions inspired Nickolay Lamm. Artist Nickolay Lamm had the idea to create […]

Houston police officer battling cancer braves floodwaters to rescue residents

click photo for more information
Houston police officer battling cancer braves floodwaters to rescue residents
A Houston police officer battling stage 4 metastatic colon cancer has helped to rescue hundreds from the floodwaters left behind by historic storm Harvey. Norbert Ramon, who has been with the Houston Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement division for 24 years, received the call from his sergeant as the rain started to fall on Saturday. “He […]

A girl was asked about BMI on a test. Her answer was mic-droppingly great.

click photo for more information
A girl was asked about BMI on a test. Her answer was mic-droppingly great.
When an Indiana eighth-grader was asked about BMI in class, she took her teacher to school. A few weeks before this student got a BMI assignment, every student in the class was weighed in front of their peers and made to calculate their BMI, or body mass index. According to the student’s mother, her daughter […]

Seattle Bans Gay Conversion Therapy

click photo for more information
Seattle Bans Gay Conversion Therapy
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ban conversion therapy for queer youth, becoming the third American city to independently outlaw the practice. Under the new ordinance, mental health providers will be barred from offering or advertising conversion therapy to minors. The practice, which claims to help gay people overcome same-sex attraction, has been widely discredited […]

France To Shut Down All Its Coal Power Plants By 2023

click photo for more information
France To Shut Down All Its Coal Power Plants By 2023
The tone at the UNs annual climate change meeting taking place this year in Marrakech in Morocco appears to be one of defiance, both at Trumps election and, it seems, at coal. One of the keynote speakers, Frances President Hollande, has just stood before the delegates to announce that the Republic will shut down all […]

Apple Employee Moved To Tears By Cancer Survivor’s Courage

click photo for more information
Apple Employee Moved To Tears By Cancer Survivor’s Courage
Advertisement Chase Lock is an adorable 8-year-old from Tucson, Arizona. He’s a great kid who’s seen way more adversity than he should have at his tender age. You see, when he was just two years old, he was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive brain cancer known as CPC. After months of chemo and […]

MIT created an electronic bandage that heals wounds faster

click photo for more information
MIT created an electronic bandage that heals wounds faster
At some point in the future, your bandage might do a lot more than just cover up your wound. Researchers at MIThavedeveloped a malleable hydrogel that they can embed with sensors and apply to injury sites. Xuanhe Zhao, an associate professor in MITs Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been working on creating a hydrogel that […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Female genital mutilation and what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’

click photo for more information
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Female genital mutilation and what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’
The recent news that a grand jury in Michigan has indicted three people, including two doctors, for female genital mutilation is a welcome development. As the first ever prosecutions of this crime in the United States, the case shines much needed light on an underground human rights abuse that has been going on for too […]

If You’re Feeling Sick, Put An Onion In Your Sock. It Sounds Insane, But It Works!

click photo for more information
If You’re Feeling Sick, Put An Onion In Your Sock. It Sounds Insane, But It Works!
It’s that time of year: Temperatures are finally getting colder, people are more miserable than ever (when’s the next big holiday?), and illnesses are soon to rise. It’s almost unavoidable in the wintertime. If you’re looking for a quick cure for all that ails you, there is a peculiar yet effective method of dealing with […]
load more posts