i’ve been writing this book for years in bits n pieces. stuff that has worked and lessons learned on stuff that didn’t. stuff we keep doing, started doing and stopped doing in the process
*of raising three boys to gentle-men.
this book is for cooper, michael and max. it’s mom and dad’s playbook that we are pretty much making Up as we go. yes, we are setting aside a little bit of any money we might make on this book for you. why? to defray some of the costs associated with the countless hours you’ll be billed by your psychiatrist to undue the damage done by a couple amateurs!
It’s a resource. When the student is ready, a teacher will appear. Use it as you need it and add some for the next guy.
as jimmy buffet sings,
it’s a semi-true story, believe it or not
i made up a few things and some i forgot
but the life and the tellin’ are both real to me
and they all run together and turn out to be
a semi-true story
i dedicate this book to my grandparents, whom I was fortunate to spend many years getting to know, learning from and be loved by.
David Charlton, Hudson, Ohio, 2011