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A Dozen of One, a Half Dozen of the Other [On Parenting and Teaching]

January 23, 2012 Jose
John Lennon with Sean

Before my 25th birthday, I thought to myself how much I’d like to have my own son. The closer I got to finishing my 2nd year of teaching, the more I wanted to have a little nugget to teach the ways of this Vilson. My son started appearing in my dreams in different forms. My […]

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But First Him, Always Him

January 10, 2012 Jose
Alejandro Luis Vilson Rojas and His Dad

For the last four days, I’ve averaged about four hours of consistent sleep, including a a period of 24 hours from Thursday to Friday where I slept nothing. These days have been a haze of semi-consciousness, floating between staring at hospital beds and nurseries and recouping in the disaster area that was my house. Before […]

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Fatherhood In Patterns

December 4, 2011 Jose

There’s only two ways to really look at every decision you make as a father: either you’ll do it just like you’re father or nothing like him. That goes for everything in life, because the any choice in life we make is binary. With all the exposure I have to children via my godson, nephews, […]

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Where Letting Go Is The First Step Towards Newfound Fatherhood

June 19, 2011 Jose

I called my father this morning, a rather unusual thing for me since our relationship doesn’t necessitate the usual banter and warmth that sitcoms project upon those of us who rarely see our fathers. When I grew up, I revered my father, a man whose voice and charisma reassured his young son that he’d always […]

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