Fathers important to everyone

Curtis Shelburne Note: This column was originally written in January, 2000, but maybe it will be a blessing for Father’s Day, 2005. It’s been just a little over twenty-four hours since I got word that the kindest, gentlest, strongest, and best man I have ever known passed away. He was my father. Though many thoughts […]

Interpretation of Constitution too broad

I love my country. I served in the Army, Air Force and reserves for 32 years. I love the freedoms we inherited by the foresight of our founding fathers, but today these rights are being totally abused. Our Constitution was written at a time when our founding fathers had no concept of the advance technology […]

Today all fathers desever appreciation

CNJ Editorial S ome are gruff and distant, some are warm and touchy-feely. Stories shared by readers in today’s Lifestyles section are proof that fathers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and temperaments. The best dads are those offering time and affection, nurturing confidence and independence. The means by which those necessities of life are […]

Fathering tough from behind bars

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Two-year-old Kreed Goldsmith calls the big building surrounded by razor wire “Daddy’s house.” There, the toddler gets to visit every few months with the father who lives 400 miles away. “We’ve all had some sort of victims; we’ve all hurt somebody,” said Bryan Goldsmith, a former […]

Dad, daughter bond sitting cross-legged

By Bob Huber Whenever summer rears its heated head, I always recall an ancient ritual of a vernal equinox variety called Indian Maidens, invented in the same era as bagged manure, potted plants, dandelions, and Ben Gay. You’ve never heard of Indian Maidens? I’m not surprised. I’ll bet you also didn’t know fathers could sit […]

Fathers don’t get credit where it is due

By Bob Huber Comparing Father’s Day to Mother’s Day is like weighing Saturday night in Sundown, Texas, to New Year’s Eve at Times Square. No one says, “Let’s go watch some paint dry in Sundown for Father’s Day this year.” But they might as well. I’m convinced this lowly status of Father’s Day is because […]