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Happy Father's Day MotherF**kers!


I grew up as a Jehovah's Witness - so until I moved out of home, I had zero Father's Days to contend with.  Let me tell you something, Father's Day, is the shit!  As an adult I'm a fan of all the 'days' that promote the celebration of life.

My dad was a rough, tough, mean son-of-a-bitch... and I respected him for that. Though he was short tempered, bigoted and thought the world revolved around him most days, he had a loud and easy laugh, a heart the size of a mountain and a fierce loyalty for his family that meant he would fearlessly have stood in front of a bullet for any of us.  My dad was a man who worked tirelessly to protect and provide, he was full of hugs and kisses and 'I love you's'.  I am so grateful for that.

I don't believe in an afterlife, but I do believe that I don't know everything and that I'm often wrong on any number of things.

So if you're out there dad, know that I'm raising a cup of coffee - just like the ones you made me every day of school since I was six years old - in your honour.  I love you dad, I'll always admire you, always respect you. You were my world definition of what a man must esteem to be and I truly hope that somewhere you're looking down on me, and that you're proud.

If you love your dad, remember to tell them today. After all, we couldn't exist without a world full of actual motherfuckers.

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