A cutting room floor snippet

“All dads are scared of failing as a dad, scared about being on the wrong side of an adolescent who has the right to resent us. And make no bones about it: we’re very capable of ruining our relationships, of acting selfishly for long enough to keep us from connecting in any real way with our kids. But all dads also, at one point or another, feel pangs of that deep love, those real, sincere shots of care and hope for our kids that make us feel like we may be able to do this dad thing well after all.”

That’s a snippet from an upcoming book-ish thing I’m putting together. I really like this passage, but it needed to be cut for the sake of the chapter.

There’s that quote about writing and killing your “darlings”…

If you’re not on the list   I can’t help you.   Help me help you!

Set it aside and put it somewhere else. It’s really good, man.

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