Michael T. Dolan

Writings, Reflections, and Commentaries

A Father’s Retreat

“A Father’s Retreat” in Main Line Today (June 2011). As a young boy, I never could quite understand how my father could spend hours each evening in that room. The routine went like this: After arriving home shortly before 6 p.m., our dad would join his seven sons – and our poor mother – at […]


When the barber is your father

“Locks of Love” in Main Line Today (June 2005). Perhaps it’s a bit odd, but my brothers and I only ever had one barber: our father. Businessman by day, barber by night, Dad cut the hair of his seven sons like only a father can. Snipping here, shaving there, he played the role of barber […]