Winds of change in life have blown,
From the coup my fear has flown.
The path ahead my heart has shown,
Pushing toward the great unknown.
Here’s where I’m at today:
I’m building the platforms from which to extend an altruistic intent. The goal is to help people be happy. I believe that happy people make the world a better place. It’s hard to be happy when you don’t feel good, so I will continue to share yoga to help people heal and feel better physically and emotionally. I will also present a logical approach toward happiness in my free but not-quite-done Guide to The Good Life. I don’t have it all figured out, but I think if we each share what we’ve learned, we can help humanity grow in peace and joy. It’s a worthy goal.
In the professional arena, I am pushing to publish Memoirs of Stay at Home Dad: Parenting, Politics, and Philosophy for the 21st Century. This will be my personal masterpiece. In order to clarify thoughts and focus my efforts, I will first flesh out the Pocket Guide series. These guides are meant to be like cliff notes on life, conveying relevant information in a concise fashion. They will substantiate unconventional perspectives and guide a reader toward useful understandings that can be readily applied to life.
I will pontificate on parenting, politics, and personal philosophies in Memoirs. This project has been in the works for nearly a decade. I’ve kept a journal on the stay-at-home-dad experience since the day my daughter was born. As a fringe benefit of being Mr. Mom, I’ve had a great deal of time to spend reading, writing and reflecting on these subjects. Commonsense says the lessons we teach our children will have a profound impact on the future. In my opinion, nothing is more important than parenting. Unfortunately, society does not seem to share this standard.
The book is meant to be a conversation starter. As political and philosophical paradigms continue to shift, it feels increasingly difficult to make sense of an ever changing world. We must consider how the magnitude of modern mayhem will affect the future of our children. It is important to equip our children with lessons that will enable them to navigate the stormy waters ahead. The success of our children, and society as a whole, will depend largely on the perspectives we choose to impart as parents. These are the issues I explore as I grapple with such considerations in raising my own child.
My perspectives are purely pragmatic, cultivated by the living awhile on both sides of track. I’ve been up and down and left and right. Life has allowed me to look at things from diverse and distinctly different angles. The journey has been unique, yet I relate to most people I meet in one way or another. No matter the background, there is always a connection at the human level. It is from this place I will speak to the future.
It is impossible to agree on all things, yet we share a common interest in cultivating a brighter future for our children. I invite you to engage the conversation about what is best for our kids, for the sake of our future. Decide for yourself what is most important to you and your family. I will share my perspectives in story, writing with a humble heart, in honor of those who have encouraged me to do so.