Putting fatherhood in perspective

Updated: June 19, 2009, 2:44 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

About a year ago, I shared a tough lesson I learned about fatherhood after my son, then 11 and a budding two-sport athlete, opted to drop out of hockey and soccer to direct his attention toward photography. For a man whose day feels empty without a good sweat, this was not news I wanted to hear. But I didn't want to be "that guy," so I relented.

Fast forward 365 days. My kid has a camera that cost three times as much as the one he started with. He's enrolled in a couple classes at ...

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