A note to my kids
Your father is sorry. I am sorry you are coming into this kind of world. I am sorry that I haven't done more to make this world a better place.
I'm sorry that we live in - what is becoming a corrupt desensitized, non-thinking culture. I hope that I can inspire you to read. That also means I have to show you how to stop watching tv. Some sports may be ok - but for the most part I need to show you how to learn - and not only how to learn - but how to value learning.
The world you will grow up in - may not value education as much as it should. There is a watershed happening within our culture and I promise you - I promise you that I will work harder to help you become the kind of people that can succeed in this world. It will be harder than it was for me - and it was harder for me than it was my parents and so on and so on.
I want your minds to be free, loving, and expansive to the point where you are curious and accepting - but also critical and independent. I know that's a tall order - and I certainly haven't achieved that... but I think you could. And... know this - you have each other. Like it or not you 3 will have each other forever and I want that to be your strongest bond - I hope for that. I hope you will help and love each other.
Anyway - I love you very much. I'm very sorry that world is behaving this way. It may never get this good again - and it's time I took my job as your father more seriously.