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Saturday morning found me refereeing a dispute between my sons, coming to grips with the pending marriage of my oldest daughter, and worrying over my niece and nephew facing their second Father's Day without their dad. And I hadn't had any coffee. Bad things are sure to follow.
While still trying to figure out the cultural "magic" of Twitter (mostly trying to figure out how it is supposed to help me sell enough books that I can send my law license back to Austin), I happened across a story relating a recent controversy because Wired magazine ran a special issue about fathers, just in time for Father's Day. Applauded and encouraged dads. Perhaps even celebrated fathers for a paragraph or two. It seems that someone got twisted because Wired was running the risk of alienating mothers. I can't find the link now, if you are really interested, Wired's Geek Dad blog has a podcast about the sordid affair. But the whole issue peeled the scab off of the wound started long ago by the portrayal of fathers in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Wired has parenting blogs, one for Geek Dads and one for Geek Moms. Check them both out.
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