Fathers Day: A tip of the hat or bend of the bill

For me, Father’s Day is met with mixed emotions. As is the case for millions of other children, I did not have a positive father figure in my life, the impact of which significantly altered how I viewed the world.

My birth father was killed in a car accident when I was 5 years old. My mother remarried a man who was abusive to her, my four sisters and me. The marriage failed.

My second stepdad was equally abusive. That marriage ran its course and ended in divorce when my sisters and I were in our teens.

My third stepdad was a decent man. He loved my mother and was good to us kids. But by that t...


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