Notes on a Son — Stephen Metcalfe

I’m reblogging/stealing this story from Stephen Metcalfe. It’s a good companion read to his novel, The Practical Navigator. I highly suggest reading both to anyone who has ever been a parent, had a parent, or is thinking about becoming a parent.

In just this short post, I can tell you I will never look at golf the same. I might actually try to play it again…


When my son was sixteen years old, he did the Shark Fest Swim.  Alcatraz to the wharves of San Francisco.  One and half miles in cold, turbulent, shark infested water.  I shivered and quaked at the thought.  A year later, he and his high school swim mates did The Catalina Relay.  Twenty odd miles from […]

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