Todd’s Take: My Father’s Day Tribute To My Dad, Don Lyons
It's been really cool the last 48 hours seeing all my friends posting pics and tributes to their fathers - some I know well, others not at all.
"My dad, Don, is the tree that this apple didn't fall too terribly far from.
He grew up not having his father on Earth after he was around 15 years old.
I can't imagine that.
He's always asked me if I tried my best and, no matter how I answered, always reminded me that - ultimately - I could never fool the man in the mirror.
We've shared love of sport, at a minimum sometimes, discovered music together - from John Prine to Nina Simone - and sharpened each other's ability to reason.
Mostly though, my dad showed me how to try to remain humble, have compassion for others and know my own worth.
He has, a time or two, said to me that I'm a "better version" of him.
I'll never receive a greater praise or compliment.
I love you Dad.
I hope I can always be a source of pride for you."