Saturday we celebrated my 39th b-day, 10 years in New York (Ed Koch’s definition of a New Yorker), last payment from old company, and the show deal. We also mourned the passing of one of the greatest partiers around. He didn’t understand how to go to the next stage because his father abandoned him at 13. Without context he felt lost and couldn’t make it as a new dad. If only someone was there to explain to him how to make the jump from party phase to dad phase. It’s pretty simple really. You just cut out the hard stuff and close it down before midnight.

His death marks the end of an era and it breaks my heart to think how much his daughter lost out. Study after study proves, no matter how bad a dad is it’s almost always better to have him in the mix. All you have to do is be there and keep trying.



  1. virgina Says:

    It also helps to have children genetically more mature than their parents. Just look how stoic the daughter is. Her focus remains steadfast on getting into a good montessori school and avoiding high fructose corn syrup while her father, unapologetically, kicks it wild style with a bear in the woods.

  2. Colin Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your last paragraph. This past Father’s Day I remember reading an article titled, “Are Father’s Necessary?” dealing mostly with pathetic career women in Washington who have “thrived” off of growing up sans daddy. The fact that articles like this can be printed on such a day, notwithstanding the contrary evidence, makes me x10,000 more dedicated to my son — not that I wasn’t before.

  3. ty Says:

    Canadians are the new “Americans.”

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