Like Father Like Son

Father walks out the door, to work he goes,
Son gets started building and running small backhoes.

Father comes home and kisses mom at the door,
Son smiles and asks his dad to wrestle on the floor.

Father and son wrestle and play,
At the dinner table, they sit and pray.

Father asks son what he did and who he’ll be.
“I want to be a good dad,” he says. “Like the one I see.”

Years later when the son becomes the father,
He knows what it takes to keep his family together.

He knows he needs to honor, protect and provide,
He rejects the influence from people outside.

His education has been ample,
Because his father was a good example.


I started writing short stories in elementary school, starting with a short story about twin track athletes. In college, I wrote for the college newspaper and studied communications. My first job out of college was with a magazine as an assistant editor, where I started a comic strip called City Boy. My first published work, was a short essay entitled, Dream with Me, published in “The Art of Service” booklet put out by the Thayne Center for Service and Learning. I also published a three part series for families called “Family Parables – Wise Man Foolish Man.” This set is designed to be used by families to create discussion and learning as a family. I soon will publish my first novel, Love Like Alzheimer’s, a story of a family that is learning to love deeper as their beloved grandmother struggles with Alzheimer’s disease.

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