You Might Be a Bad Dad if…

After looking at that Sedaris quotation yesterday, I thought a bit about my own role as a dad.  It struck me in mulling over busyness and “success” that it is easy, not hard, to be a bad parent and a bad dad, to care way too much about oneself and not nearly enough about one’s [Read More...]

Everything Costs: The Sacrifice of “Success”

I found this sobering illustration of the cost of success in a recent David Sedaris feature for the New Yorker entitled “Laugh, Kookaburra.” Pat was driving, and as we passed the turnoff for a shopping center she invited us to picture a four-burner stove. “Gas or electric?” Hugh asked, and she said that it didn’t [Read More...]


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