My family had a Father’s Day get-together on Sunday, at my aunt and uncle’s farm (that’s a bit deceptive; it hasn’t really been a farm in recent years, but it’s been in the family for generations and we still call it a farm). It was an amazingly peaceful, relaxing, pleasant day, in spite of a ridiculously adorable, incredibly hyperactive puppy and a small dose of friendly family violence (mostly against yours truly, courtesy my nephew and youngest niece).

Throughout it all, I chatted with the four fathers present –my dad, my grandpa, my uncle, and my brother-in-law– and asked them what words of wisdom, what fatherly advice, they had to bestow on the world this fine Father’s Day.


  • Gymnopedie No. 1, originally by French composer Erik Satie, performed here by Kevin MacLeod.
  • As usual, my theme song is Pluto Vs. Neptune, by Driftless Pony Club. You can buy DPC’s albums from DFTBA Records.

Writer. Actor. Director. Chalk artist. YouTuber. Nerdfighter. Traveler. Pansexual. Genderfluid. Millennial. Socialist. Living a complex life beyond those words.

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