It’s a Family Tradition.

Posted: August 16, 2018 in Postcards from Cancerland.


Here’s a picture of some of my current reading material.
I’m reading the Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour.
It’s  a family tradition.
I grew up watching my Dad reading a lot of Louis L’Amour books. He sat in his well worn recliner and read every night.
He read mostly western novels. I think they took him to wide open places, that’s what a good story can do.
My Dad unintentionally taught me a huge lesson…
Real men read.
It’s drastically important for a boy to see his Dad read. It demonstrates that knowledge and imagination are some of the manliest of pursuits.
As I watched him devour stories about cowboys, I was given permission to love books.
I developed a thirst for story.
I discovered the places that a book can take you, it can transport you to Dodge City, or the  cockpit of an X-Wing, or to Hogwarts, or Narnia, or to where the wild things are.
I’m very thankful for this family tradition, especially right now.
because I find myself a bit restricted.
Disease, treatment, and some immunity issues keep me from getting out much.
But, I live unlimited because a good book can take me places!
OH, the places I will go.

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