On October 14th of this year, I made a presentation at Interesting Vancouver ’11. I was told I could speak about anything that I was passionate about, but it couldn’t be about my profession. For me, that naturally went to the thing that takes up even more of my time; being a dad.
In preparation for the event, I took the time to articulate in writing the ideas and values that have guided my choices as a dad for the past 9 years (and probably even before that time). I figured it was best presented as a Manifesto, and while delivered with a little tongue-in-cheek humour, I’ve been inspired by the reaction and comments the audience sent back my way.
So let’s have some fun with this blog. Let’s explore the concept of the modern dad, and hopefully destroy the last remaining characters who perpetuate the out-dated stereotypes that hold dads—and everyone in our communities—back.