My life wasn’t supposed to turn out this way.
I was supposed to get married, stay married and live happily ever after. But I didn’t. I divorced not once, but twice.
My parents were married for 60 years, and many of my friends have been married for decades. What happened to me? Am I bad husband material? A lousy picker of wives? Probably both.
Regardless, here I am, a 56-year-old father with primary custody of his 15-year-old son.
For more than 25 years, I was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News. I wrote countless stories involving local government, politics, health care, religion, education and many other topics.
I’ve also written five books, the last three on the history of the Dallas Cowboys. 100 Things Cowboys Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will be reissued in fall 2015.
When I’m not reading or writing, I have a few hobbies, mainly golfing, biking and working out.
I started Single Dad House four years ago because I was passionate about parenting. If I couldn’t get marriage right, I wanted to get parenting right. On this site, I hope to raise issues that connect with all parents – single or married. Parenting is the toughest job in the world. I hope my experiences and insights will help others.
In the early days of Single Dad House, I also wrote about my dating experiences. But, in hindsight, I think I may have shared too much about myself and women I met. Dating is a serious topic. People’s feelings and futures are at stake. I no longer want to make light of touchy situations for the sake of humor. So I’ll stick to parenting this go around.
Please join me as I navigate the ups and downs of being a single parent. My goal is to make Single Dad House a comfortable, inviting place to visit.