Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
"Oh $%!&!" I exclaimed. "This is real bad but it could have been WAY worse."
I am convinced that boys are born, but men are made. Not all males grow up to be men. Indeed, the biological imperative hurdles boys forward through their years of maturation, growing and hardening their boy bodies and brains with the stature and power of an adult. Society provides some semblance of rhythm to mark the passing of time and the graduation of boys to greater levels of intelligence or responsibility – diplomas, driver’s licenses, voting rights, drinking age...