A Milestone of Sorts…

Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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4 Responses

  1. Burt Likko says:

    I don’t know if this is the sort of post that will generate a whole lot of comments. But I sure enjoyed reading it.Report

  2. North says:

    It reads like excellent advice to me.Report

  3. Philip H says:

    You and I walk the same shoes down the same path – my oldest is 17 and I’ve had Florida’s (and the New York’s) equivalent of shared, non-resident custody since she was 3. Never forgetting what it’s like to be a kid is excellent parenting advice. So is remembering that you are a parent – not a confidant, not a friend, not a hommie – a parent. That word has significant meaning for a reason. You have lived it well.Report

    • Mike Dwyer in reply to Philip H says:


      I agree on being a parent. It’s hard enough just doing that properly without trying to being something else.

      True story: I once met up with a girl on sort of a blind date with a larger group of people. She knew it was a setup. She also brought her mother along because they were ‘best friends’. Needless to say, I didn’t ask for her phone number at the end of the night.Report