As soon as my daughter was born I was overwhelmed with the feeling of wanting to keep her safe. Every object seemed a potential hazard, every situation a possible threat.
Darryl Asher was born in Detroit, Michigan and lives in Billings, Montana. After over 30 years working for the Federal Government, he is now semi-retired, which means he still works full time, but just not that hard. Darryl is a fine-art photographer, working with a combination of instant film and digital imagery. He is also the official show-note archivist for the popular podcast Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo, and has managed to weasel his way onto that podcast as well as several others.
Darryl successfully raised his only child, a wonderful daughter, into adulthood without alienating her or causing her irreparable psychological harm (that he knows of). He shares stories about surviving fatherhood on his blog Married Single Dad.
I looked at my baby and tried to let my brain process the reality of the situation. Here it was. Not an ultrasound anymore, not a pregnancy, not a theory, but a real...