Daddy Issues: Provider

A human is growing inside of one of us, and it is not me. Iā€™m having difficulty finding purpose, or feeling useful when social roles are fluid and yet biological ones remain so static. In so many ways we do not want to become our fathers ā€” and yet they seem to be the role we gravitate to by default. Read More

Daddy Issues: Fearing his children would depose him

My best friend is going to give birth to our child in about a month or so. No, we're not ready. I don't think we can be. It's not that I'm not excited about it ā€” it's just that I'm caught wriggling beneath a massive Sisyphean boulder of anxiety when I think of the social, moral and economic gravity of raising another human being. Read More