Category: Christian’s Letters

The Dad Letters: Best of 2014

We want to thank all of you who made our mission (to explain life, love and the absurd to our children, one letter at a time) worthwhile by reading, commenting and sharing your own adventures in parenting with us. 2014 was quite a year. Our five dads added to their families, braved tragedies, moved homes,…

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Christmas in Seattle

Dear Malin Reese, I remember when I was about 5(?)-years-old, I stared out the window of my bedroom in desperate search of Rudolph’s red nose. I had just seen the clay-mation version of Rudolph and he seemed like such a nice reindeer. I wanted to give him a big hug and let him know that…

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On Charity

Dear Malin Reese, Sarah Mclachlan has an impressive set of pipes. She can also pen a song with the best of them. “Possession” is a masterpiece. The Lilith Fair was one of the most successful concert series of the 90’s and she produced it and was the headline act. If I were a 20-something female…

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When Showing Up Isn’t Enough

Dear Malin Reese, As you draw nearer to two-years-old, your vocabulary skyrockets on a weekly basis. You’re becoming more aware of your physical capabilities and more importantly your limitations. I don’t have any reference point but I also think you are incredibly intuitive for your age. You imitate facial expressions like a mimic savant. Most…

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A Hug Before the Lecture

Dear Malin Reese, We flew back to Arizona this past weekend. It was a great trip, punctuated by a family get together that included your three cousins. For a brief moment I felt a pang of guilt that we’ve made the decision to raise you so far from your cousins and grandparents. But then, I…

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Miss Abortion America

Dear Malin Reese, By and large these letters have been a confirmation of my positive worldview. As a rule, I think people are good at their core and I believe that if you start with kindness, it will return to you in a massive way. Some people find this worldview naive, a pie-in-the-sky hippie fantasy.…

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Oddballs All Around You

Dear Malin Reese, Standing in line at a coffee shop can be a fascinating experience. For instance, yesterday I stood behind a red head with dreadlocks. I’ve never understood dreadlocks on white people. It seems like an insult to Rastafarian’s. Anyways, the fact that he smelled like ripe mold didn’t distract me from the dying…

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