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Musings on minds, times, and little people

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Eric. 

I’m also a dad. And I try hard to be a decent one. I want my kids to thrive and be happy, while they’re still kids and later as adults. 

It’s also fun being a dad. I really enjoy it. It’s an excuse to return to some childhood joys: building legos, doing puzzles, playing games. 

But even with 12 years of experience, I still don’t feel like I know what I’m doing most of the time. And being a dad isn’t my only role. I have a job, a wife, and plenty of hobbies and things I like to do. 

I don’t want to give up on the rest of me while I try to be the best dad I can be. 

So I keep trying to learn from my many mistakes, and move forward. And I try to teach my kids in the best ways I know how. And I’m sharing what we’re learning together along the way. 

And I also keep trying to enjoy each day I’ve got. Because, as you’ve probably experienced, it all goes pretty quickly. 

Here’s how I try.

Read—and listen—to what’s going on at Looking out Loud:

Connect

Making better quality time with your kids. Here’s why, what, and how.

Grow

You’re co-growing. You’re building each others minds.

Reflect

Take time to look back, feel, learn. Just a little longer.

Trying to be a better dad, while still growing up myself

I’m a proud papa of two boys. Married. Working. Tired. Trying. I want to be a great dad, and I know it’s my most important job. But it ain’t always easy.

At Dadspace I share ways we’re trying. Start here if you’re looking for ways to engage your kids and make learning fun, or if you just need another dad’s shoulder to lean on (moms welcome too).

“Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.”

– Sir Anthony Seldon

Engage curiosity and creativity – both child and adult will love connecting in these projects

“Your experience is your life. This moment is your experience. And this moment. And this one.”

– Sir Anthony Seldon

What is means to live a good life – mindfulness, reflection, the story of you

“Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.”

– Sir Anthony Seldon

Read about what we’re doing at Dadspace:

“Don’t be such a dad” – How do I do that?

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I don’t know how not to be a dad. And I’m still learning how to be one, too.

No, dads do not have their shit together

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We’re works in progress. We sometimes crash. But we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do.

The kind of dad who cries

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I was once lost in Hong Kong. Not really lost, lost. But certainly wandering without a great deal of purpose. I walked through markets, noted the contrast of beggars and…

How to appreciate your body, right now

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You know that amazing feeling the day after you’ve been sick? Here’s how to notice it everyday.

Take a minute to look through new eyes

Listen up: 60 seconds of unfiltered looking out loud, every day.

Bringing awareness to moments, appreciation for life, and perspective on raising and engaging little people.

Open your eyes, and listen
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“Don’t be such a dad” – How do I do that?

I don’t know how not to be a dad. And I’m still learning how to be one, too.

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No, dads do not have their shit together

We’re works in progress. We sometimes crash. But we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do.

read more
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The kind of dad who cries

I was once lost in Hong Kong. Not really lost, lost. But certainly wandering without…

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To figure out how to be a better dad,

I figured I should understand my own journey…

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We’re moving our family to another country for a year

We’re submitting our family to an unnecessary experiment. Here’s why we’re leaving our simple life, and how we got organized to make it happen.

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What does 40 years look like?

Take a visual trip through the past 40 years. A memory lane full of thousands of photos, news stories, tech developments, and pop culture. A journey through the coevolution of my mind, body, and the world around.

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What does 40 years look like?

In 2020 I turn 40. What have I done with these years? How has the world changed over the past 4 decades? I dig into the coevolution of my mind, body, and the world around me to find out.

From my conception on a warm July eve, to being a middle-aged dad of my own two boys. Take a visual trip through the past 40 years.

What does 40 years look like?

In 2020 I turn 40. What have I done with these years? How has the world changed over the past 4 decades? I dig into the coevolution of my mind, body, and the world around me to find out.

From my conception on a warm July eve, to being a middle-aged dad of my own two boys. Take a visual trip through the past 40 years.