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More Thoughts About Speaking

Quick update on this. (Are you with me? If not, here’s what happened last time…)

So my brother Chris and I had a great conversation tonight about our upcoming speech to our alma mater’s graduating class. He and I are on the same page- his thoughts about the speech’s theme line right up with mine. This is going to be great!

This is an interesting process- collaborating on our speech. Along with my joining another blog as a contributor, I’m really feeling connected to this writing process. It is truly an amazing feeling to start connecting with something so important to me. (Have you checked out 20 LINES A DAY yet? No? Take a quick peek. Some good stuff going on there…)

If you, my dear reader, are pursuing (or have pursued) something fulfilling, are you (did you) reach a point where you could engage someone else in it? This collaboration feels really good- and I can see how surrounding yourself with people that support or even join you in pursuing a dream makes sense. Hey, that sounds like a great idea for a blog post

Interact with people. Connect. Immerse yourself in the world around you. We’re all in this together…

(Thanks to Chris for inspiring those words!)



Filed under Open Notebook

OK Dad- Live Your Convictions

My boy likes dolls.

This warrants some kind of intro. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you may know that I’m a dad with 3 boys- ages 13, 5, and 3. I’m very close to my dad. He is definitely a standard against which I measure myself as a man, a husband, and a father. I’ve had some missteps and false starts but the one consistent driver in my life has been this- “I want to be a good dad.” This is something that matters to me.

I love all 3 of my boys- nothing special there. That [should be] the basic expectation for any dad- love your kids. That is an important motivator for me. I make the best decision that I can then worry whether it’s good enough.

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Filed under Essays