Responsible parenting and leadership are a start. In between reaching for the sky (Toy Story rocks).

Screw the darkness. I prefer the lightness of Pop.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fatherhood was birthed from patient love, besting failures, and endlessly rocking.

It's a dream for the waking

It's a flower touched by flame

It's a gift for the giving

It's a power with a hundred names

Surge of energy, spark of inspiration

The breath of love is electricity

Maybe time is bird in flight

Endlessly mocking

Here we come out of the cradle

Endlessly rocking

Endlessly rocking

~Neil Peart

From Dante's muse to my Mama muse to our first born muse with the Beatrice namesake.

From the spark of elegant inspiration to rustic spans of geological time with the Bryce namesake.

For me fatherhood was birthed from patient love and the lifelong task of besting my failures and bettering my life for my wife and my daughters.

And endlessly rocking.

Always endlessly rocking.

My dad may not like my music, but he taught me to be personally responsible and to lead myself with integrity, honesty and directness.

Elevate and own the day -- you're less likely to fall that way.

But if you do like I've done, get that butt off the ground and get back to endlessly rocking.

Thank you, Dad. I love you.

Happy Father's Day to you and all the rockin' dads out there.

(Thank you for the NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters Mama!)


  1. ...and a Hugely Happy Fathers Day to you, my friend!