fathers day

it’s not easy to see this written on phosphorus screen of my blog, read by no more than seven people, but i have not always appreciated my father. when i was young and was spending time at home, dad was working. when i was getting involved with student council, uil, tmsca, and just about any other extracurricular activity i could find, he was working. dad was always working. it’s amazing what growing up can do for you. today, more than words can express, i love, admire and appreciate my dad. for better or worse, and in more ways than a 700-word commentary can handle, i have become my father. i look like him, i walk like him, and, not surprisingly, i work like him.
the late German actress Marlene Dietrich once said, “a king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. a father can do neither. if only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.