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Guest Commentary: Father's Day a terrific time for Dad to consider his calling (June 15, 2022)

 

June 15, 2022



By Dr. James Thrasher

The haunting refrains of Harry Chapin’s song “Cat’s in the Cradle,” like “planes to catch and bills to pay … when you coming home, Dad?” started to play in my mind recently.

A Fortune 500 company recruiter asked to join me in my office after a day of on-campus interviewing.

He immediately locked in on, and asked about, the picture of my wife and four kids. With a quavering voice, as if speaking from his soul, he issued an unexpected directive to me: “You go home at five o’clock, Jim, and be a devoted and available husband and father!” He then expl...



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