Category Archives: Family

2020: Another Father’s Day Without My Dad

As an infant, toddler, child, and adolescent, I grew up without my father in the home or in my life. It wasn’t until I was 23 years old that my father and I finally got together. It was in the … Continue reading

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Sadfishing, Cries for Help, Depression, Social Media, Older Adults

It can be difficult to tell if a person is looking for support, sympathy, or if the person is at risk for harming themselves. This is due to the fact that social media often lacks context and the ability to … Continue reading

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Social Network Services Diminish Family Life And Friendships. An Encore Presentation from Roland Louis Hansen, M.P.A.

The following Roland’s Ramblings entry was originally posted in my Roland Hansen Commentary blog on July 20, 2009. I believe it is just as true today as it was then, perhaps even moreso; I know it is in my personal … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not judge.

I am who I am. I have a history of which most people are unaware. Even my descendants do not know of the many forces that have shaped the person I am. Regardless of my desire to share my life’s … Continue reading

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What’s your worth? Pondering: What’s my worth?

I want to share a story that I read on my eldest son’s Facebook. Before he died, a father said to his son; “Here is a watch that your grandfather gave me. It is almost 200 years old. Before I … Continue reading

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Love your Dad.

Far too often, adult American children do not honor, respect, or even maintain any kind of ongoing positive relationship with their father. Many of these adult children will simply say that they are just too busy in their daily lives, … Continue reading

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A Personal Disclosure. Perhaps TMI.

A lifelong friend recently posted the following on Facebook: Do any of you seniors feel like your family is against you, even if you had helped them out one time or another? This is very depressing. How do you feel? … Continue reading

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