Posts Tagged ‘cool dad’

Writing 101 Pieces of Advice for Son Is Made of Happy

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

This blog is by a wonderful person I know. He was my boss for 3 summers when I was in college, and he’s remained a friend, even though we are on different coasts. He is a family man now and has a blog where he writes down advice he has for his son.

This is a short intro into one piece of advice. His father wrote him a letter that he wants to pass on to his son. Multigenerational families who truly love each other are definitely made of happy.

96 – Avoid fighting, but not at all costs

Dear David,

This is one of my favorite photos of you and Grandpa.

Grandpa is my Daddy. His name is also David. I named you after him. That is one way that I could honor him for being such a good Daddy to me.

But before Grandpa was my Daddy, he was a Soldier. He was one of many soldiers, who together, quite literally saved the whole world, when the whole world was having a great big war. They didn’t want to fight, but they had to. Because sometimes if you don’t fight, things can get much worse.

via 101 Pieces of Advice for My Son: 96 – Avoid fighting, but not at all costs.

Thanks for being such a great boss, a great friend, and a great father to your sons. Your blog is awesome and always puts a smile on my face.

Gay Penguins Who Are Great Parents Are Made of Happy

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins, by pixie_bebe.

I had no idea so many zoos had gay penguins. While googling for a picture I could use, I saw that in addition to China, at the very least, US and Germany have gay penguins. That’s not even counting the various state/regional zoos in the countries.

Penguins caught stealing eggs from straight couples in an attempt to become fathers have been given their own to look after following protests.

Zoo keepers moved the male birds away from the rest of the penguins to avoid problems as hatching season approaches.

But angry visitors to Polar Land in China complained it was not fair for the males to stop becoming surrogate fathers.

Following the protests, zookeepers gave the pair two eggs laid by an inexperienced first-time mother.

“They’ve turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,” on zoo keeper said.

“We will try to arrange for them to become real parents themselves with artificial insemination.”

Despite being gay, it is understood the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be fathers.

via Gay penguins given own eggs to care for – Yahoo!7 News.

Am I the only one that wants to be adopted by them too? 😀

The Last Lecture

Friday, December 12th, 2008

This is an old video and you may have seen it before. In fact, you probably have. But it deserves its place here. Here is the description from the YouTube page for the lecture.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit

Professor Pausch gave this lecture after having been diagnosed with brain cancer. The very fact that he can give hope and inspire others to achieve in his own situation is remarkable. On top of that, the lecture itself is one that stays with you. This is the kind of real-life hero to admire. He brings me hope in humanity, that we can individually contribute to a better future.

Awesome Dad, Awesome Lunchbags

Friday, December 12th, 2008

This dad is so cool. Everyday, he makes up these lunchbags for his kids to take to school.

Lunch Bag Art / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Lunch Bag Art / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

He has many more amazing pieces of art that he lovingly crafts for his kids at his site Lunch Bag Art.

Via friend H.