Thursday, November 10, 2005


Apparently, the founder of, National Center for Fathering, is testing the waters for a gubernatorial run.

The Center says:
The mission of the National Center for Fathering is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children. In response to a dramatic trend towards fatherlessness in America, the Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to conduct research on fathers and fathering, and to develop practical resources to prepare dads for nearly every fathering situation.
I don't know, but maybe the problem isn't a lack of websites about parenthood. Maybe the problem is time and money. We'll see how Republicans treat a candidate who really does believe in paternalistic government, I guess.

The section on "urban" fathers smacks of a particular brand of arrogance. A bunch of white guys are ready to step in and teach those poor black fathers what parenting is all about. Whatever.