Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...

Dad in Song: Where Did We Go Wrong?

I bet you there are more popular songs about Elvis than there are songs about fathers? And, if you ask me, Elvis was a pretty shitty dad- by regular standards anyway (which he can't really be held to).

No, dads don't get the same notoriety in song as, say, God, or Jesus, or even Superman. No one stands up to celebrate "Dad" in song. Instead, we get dittys about being neglectful dads (Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle"), folk classics about not respecting our children's life choices (Cat Stevens' "Father and Son"), hits about being dead (Dan Fogelberg's "The Leader of the Band," and Mike and the Mechanics' "The Living Years") and signature pieces about the kind of bastards we are for running out after giving our sons girl's names (Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue").

What's my point? Actually, I don't have one. I was just having the worst time getting that horrible Creed song, "With Arms Wide Open," out of my head, and now it's gone. Phew! I hate that song.

But, hey, click on the links and at least enjoy some of the unearthed video while you're here.

Man I feel old now!

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