I am reblogging a post from June 2010. It is as relevant today as it was then.
Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and fathers-to-be who are writing dissertations or articles or books.
I know that it is hard to juggle your writing with family responsibilities and with all of the other things that you do.
To honor the men who are my clients and readers, I want to describe some of the strengths and actions I’ve noticed in fathers I admire:
• A father who encourages his children to read or write by modeling that behavior.
• A father, when asked what he wants for Father’s Day, says he was thinking about the new translation of Kafka’s “The Castle” as well as hoping to have time to watch some soccer.
• A father who models respect for an extended family by having long, kind conversations with his chatty mother-in-law.
• A father who runs regularly for exercise and plays a huge role in encouraging his daughter and…
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