Dementia Made a New Man Out of My Dad

Raised in Apartheid-era South Africa, my mixed-race father had no shortage of scars. But as dementia overpowered his brain, his anxiety and fears melted away, and I met a man I never knew existed.

My Father Always Wanted to Die with Dignity. But When His Time Came, I Couldn’t Let Him Go.

As a doctor, Dad was very specific in his wishes for end-of-life care. I agreed wholeheartedly…back when it was purely theoretical.

My Dad Died Decades Ago. An Online Stranger Taught Me About the Man He Was.

I was just ten when my father passed, long before the Internet. But giving him a digital footprint paid off more than I could have ever anticipated.

My Dad Died One Year Ago. It’s Been the Best Year of My Life.

Time never moved slower than when my father was dying. But finally losing him made me start living like there’s no tomorrow.

What Really Happened to Aaron Robertson’s Sperm?

Stricken with a terminal illness, he froze his sperm before he died, but when his wife went back six years later it was gone. Does another family have their kids?

My Father Worked Proudly for Both Parties at Seven Inaugurations. I Can’t Stand Trump — But I’ll Be There For Dad.

From Reagan to Obama, Dad taught me that patriotism transcends partisanship.

New Mexico Has the Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate in the Nation. One Group Is There With Help—for the Dads.

How a tiny nonprofit prepares nervous young fathers for life’s biggest challenge, and then sticks with them for years to come.

That Time We Discovered Dad Was a Lying, Cheating Nudist

On a wild weekend away from home, my sister and I met our father’s very young, very naked girlfriend…and learned how keeping secrets can slowly tear a family apart.