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Trade-Offs

Dear Son, Life is a balancing act.  However much some ideologues might promise it to us, we cannot have everything we want.  When we choose one path, another path is lost to us.  This is why it is important to have good critical thinking skills, strong values, good character, and a powerful code of ethics.  […]

Comet

Pets

Dear Son, Your mother and I both love cats.  At the moment we have two of them, who will be as much your pets as ours when you are little, Comet and Isis.  They are loving, playful cats with not a mean bone in either of their bodies, although Comet makes up for the lack […]

planetary sunrise

Up Early

Dear Son, So today might well be the day! I’m up early this morning for a business call to Sweden that didn’t actually happen, and imagining what life is going to be like after you’re born.  Very different, I suspect! Today, a lot of people are skipping parenthood.  They would rather keep chasing their own […]

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 […]

Fisherman

A Few Manly Skills

Dear Son, There are a few little things that every Man ought to know how to do.  Little things that I know I am going to love teaching you: To whittle. To catch a fish. To clean and dress a wound. To barbecue a steak. To shave with an actual razor. To fix a power […]

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Fatherhood Transforms a Man

Dear Son, Your mother and I went to our first birthing clss last night in preparation for your arrival.  We are getting pretty excited to meet you these days.  I don’t think that people can really understand just how amazingly a baby can change their lives and their minds. You aren’t even here yet, and […]

Study

Higher Education

Dear Son, I have no idea what to tell you about getting a good education, Son.  I am not sure anyone has a very good picture of what’s really going on.  When I was a teenager, there was a big push for as many people as possible to get a college or University education.  Guidance […]

Young Entreprenuer Operating his Business by Computer

On Business

Dear Son, One thing I wish more people would do is to run a small business at lest once in their lives.  Not just a hobby that makes a little bit of money, but a real business that brings in a few thousand dollars every month. People these days don’t understand business, so they look […]