Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

Proud of Pita

My dad, at the birth of his granddaughter.
On my own makeup: the bad bits are my own...the good bits are my father's.

I remain humbled and inspired by the strength and love of my family. Today I'm pleased to spend some time thinking in particular about my dad. On occasions where I find myself mentoring or teaching I just have to ask myself what would your Dad do? And I find that, every time, it just works if I follow his example.

He taught us how to teach better than anyone I've ever met.

Especially by example. Dad's choices have always been about accepting responsibility, acting honorably and charitably, sacrificing for a greater good, sharing ideas and opportunities, and loving your family deeply.

Again, at the times when my choices meet his many great examples these are due to my great fortune of having been his son my whole life. At the times where I fail to meet them...these are mistakes of my own making, little null bits of self-genesis.

Or. Maybe I could blame some of the neighbor kids. Some of them were real punks.

(Happy Father's Day, Dad. Love (with pride), Me.)
posted at June 19, 2005, 2:28 PM


  • At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I want to adopt you!

    What a wonderful son.

  • At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Chris - I visited with your dad last night, at Joni Abel's wedding. We relived old memories & made some new one's. He is sure proud of you, & rightfully so. I'm reminded of the time, when you were 4 or 5, & I hailed you as "Chris". You gazed up, gave me pensive regard, & replied, "I've made a change. Please call me "Vinny". "Vinny?", I inquired.
    "Barebarino", you declared & went back to your book.
    Best Wishes,
    Noel Reierson


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