Quotation by Douglas Adams

Technological Progress

Dear Son, It is amazing how much the world has changed over the last forty years.  Imagining what the world was like before your own childhood can be a very strange thing.  Technology, in particular changes very rapidly, and can change almost everything about our culture. If it was something created when you were very […]

Hard Work

Burdens

Dear Son, One of the things I see holding men back over and over again is a fear of being a burden.  They don’t share their thoughts or feelings, their creative works, or even their hopes because they are afraid of being a burden on others.  This can cause a lot of pain for a […]

Superhero

Don’t Wait on Heroes

Dear Son, I will tell you a lot of tales of great heroes, mythical, and real.  A good hero story inspires us to be braver people.  It tells us what we could be capable of, and not just how to be a good person, but how to be a beautiful one: to be compassionate and […]

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Locked Posts

Dear Son, There are post here that are just for you, not anyone that I might share this work with.  They all use a single password that I will give you along with this blog. These are letters of a deeply personal nature, and you should be careful with whom you share them. One thing […]

Baby Clothes

Sproutfits

Dear Son, Today, I have just put on my first load of laundry for you to ensure that you have clean clothes waiting for you when you get home.  Just a couple of weeks now, and you’ll be with us.  I spent much of my morning lifting and moving heavy furniture, so that we could […]

Statue of Nike in the Cinquatenniare Park in Brussels

Over the 100 Mark!

Dear Son, My last letter, “That’s Offensive!” marked my 100th letter to you.  This has been quite a journey of self-exploration for me.  I have been asking myself certain questions constantly: “How can I help my son become a good man?” “Which books can I share and would love to be able to talk to […]

Shocked Girl

“That’s Offensive!”

Dear Son, Today the battle-cry of many dangerous and hateful people is “That’s offensive!”  They have succeeded in fooling the whole world into believing that words can do actual harm, especially to people who belong to certain groups.  It is nonsense and idiocy at its absolute highest level.  Words might hurt feelings, but they only […]

Father and Baby in Swimming Pool

Stay-At-Home-Dad

Dear Son, The shape of families has changed rapidly over the last three hundred years or so.  Our cultures has changed and is changing so much over the years that what is true about the shape of a family in one generation won’t be true for another. For many fathers in the past couple of […]

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Life Lessons

Dear Son, The other day I reminded myself that these letters don’t all have to be brilliant, deep, or spiritual affairs.  Sometimes they can be light, peaceful, or just plain fun. Today I am just going to share with you fourteen rules I keep in mind in my life, as much to make me laugh […]