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This moment doesn't happen every day, but it's a moment I think of every day. Watching my wife give birth to our daughters is the most awe-inspiring thing I've witnessed. 

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A moment to pause Back in the mid-50s, there was a television show steeped in the dominant paternalistic approach of the day, and it still exists today - that is, the system, not the show, Father Knows Best - it only lasted four seasons.  It was about a "typical" wholesome American middle-class family called The Andersons. They were from Springfield, which became the home of The Simpsons. I bet Father Anderson thought the neighborhood was going to pot when Homer moved in.  Growing up, I accepted paternalism, too. My parents work outside the home, but my Dad (Hi Dad, Happy Father's Day....

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