Category Archives: Fatherhood

A Promise to My Son

I believe that aside from providing him food and shelter and love, the most important gift I can give my son is to read to him. It was one of the greatest things my father did for me, and I … Continue reading

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The Littlest Locke (how’s that for alliteration?)


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A Family is Born

The very first Locke family portrait:

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Delivery Room

We’re here. Amy just had her epideral and is dozing peacefully, for which I am grateful. It was hard to watch her endure the pain of contractions, and hers were especially brutal. I didn’t feel very useful. The nurse just … Continue reading

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Labor Day, but No Labor…

We painted his room. I assembled his crib, varnished his chest of drawers, put together his rocking chair. We plugged in the nightlight, hung all his little clothes, got all the diapers ready next to the changing table. I even … Continue reading

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Computers are wonderful/horrible things

I have two laptops, and neither one works. So here I am at the ancient dinosaur (Amy’s college computer, circa 1996) in the study. Both the dinosaur and the study are soon to be extinct–the study will become the baby’s … Continue reading

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Drum Roll, Please…

Thanks for waiting so patiently, folks. After we left the doctor’s office, we went to lunch, called our parents, then went to Babies ‘R Us and spent three hours registering for all sorts of baby stuff. Finally, we went to … Continue reading

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