Why didn't anyone tell me how hard it would be for my wife to become pregnant? How did we end up with such an unfortunate au pair? Who could have imagined my teenage son refusing to attend school for a year? Do we ever learn from our mistakes? Can I be a good dad and divorced? FRAGMENTS is a collection of stories and reflections that attempts to make sense of modern family life. Drawing upon personal experiences, the wisdom of philosophers past and present, as well plain common sense, David Willows brings a unique, thoughtful perspective to a wide range of issues, ranging from In Vitro Fertilization and preparing for the birth of a child, to coping with divorce, human loneliness and the loss of a loved one.