One of the gifts my sister gave me for Christmas was a book called A Father’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words. It is a book filled with thought-provoking questions and space for the reader to respond to them. The idea here is that you fill out the book and years later your kids (and possibly grandkids) will be able to look back at what you’ve written and get some idea of what kind of a person you were.
I’m not an overly sentimental type of person, but for some reason this appealed to me. Would I read something like this that MY father had written? You’re darn right I would, and I’d thoroughly enjoy it. So while I (and possibly most of you) think my life is pretty darn ordinary, my kids might someday be fascinated by the outstanding ordinariness of my life enough to want to read about it.
The other thing that popped into my mind as I flipped through the book was that this might just make for good blog-fodder. For somebody who struggles with topics for their blog, this might be just the thing. I’m not sure how much personal information I want to post here (too late?), but I might just select a topic or two and post about it here. So some day Simon can just come to my site, select the “legacy” tag, and read all about his dad.