A Face For Radio

My mother always said I had a face for radio, and now I'm doing her proud. Today I'm reading an essay written for KUHF's This I Believe segment.

This I Believe was a five-minute CBS Radio Network program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. The show encouraged both famous and everyday people to write short essays about their own personal motivation in life and then read them on the air. This I Believe became a cultural phenomenon that stressed individual belief rather than religious dogma. Its popularity both developed and waned within the era of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Cold War.

The show was revived on NPR in 2005, and then locally by Paul Pendergraft, Houston Public Radio's Senior Producer for News and Public Affairs. Having my essay I Believe in Humor (what else?) accepted was a great honor, and I would like to thank Mr. Pendergraft for having me as a part of this program. (To hear the segment CLICK HERE)

One note: In the introduction, it makes mention of my being a stay-at-home-dad (SAHD) to two girls, which is true. They are my stepdaughters, but I am also father to three sons, Noah, Harrison and Sawyer who live away from me. My boys are my pride and joy. I miss them more than I could ever put into words, and hope to move near them the first chance I get. Of all my passions, my role as a father outweighs them all.

Speaking of SAHDs, there's more for me to announce on that front...
In today's economy where nearly 80% of those currently unemployed are men, the role of SAHD has earned even greater attention since many fathers have been forced to become the primary caregiver while looking for work. Even though SAHDs have been around well before now, because of the economy this issue has gained increasing momentum in the media including the article in the Globe and Mail I was lucky enough to be mentioned in along with the daddy social network Dad-blogs. My upcoming book Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can't Afford Vodka (due out later this summer though iUniverse) is collection of essays about my personal and often hilarious moments in becoming a SAHD.

As a result, this Sunday I have been invited to take part in an interview about the issues surrounding SAHDs on CKNW News-Talk/980. I'm not sure if it's a live segment or not (the interview is at 4:30 PM PST this Sunday), but will pass the info along when it becomes available if readers have any interest. Thanks again for patronizing me and my shameless self-promotion.

And to all the dads out there, especially my own, I wish you a Happy Father's Day!

If you are new to Clark Kent's Lunchbox, I invite you to snoop around and join my network. If you have questions or would like to receive updates on the release of my book, email me at clarksdoubleATgmailDOTcom. Thanks for stopping by.

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