It is possible that I am the only publisher in the blogging community who reads blogs by other publishers, but I doubt it. For me it is great to see such a diversity of opinion being expressed – even when I disagree with the opinion itself. Sometimes though, one of my collegues in this expanding and evolving community will write a piece that goes beyond just an enjoyable read, and hits my “wow, SO COOL” button. This article by Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog.com is one of those exceptional articles.
He has graciously allowed for me to repost it, but I am only going to post part (so as not to decrease his search ranking), and I heartily encourage you to read the full article on his site. Well done, Pete! – Chris Leggatt
Fatherhood is changing my politics
As far as the issues go, I’ve been pro-short skirt for as long as I can remember. In fact, before I understood the differences between Democrats and Republicans, I was generally in favor of short skirts. That is, until Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl.
There she was, Esquire Magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive,” dressed in a skirt so short it had no beginning, just an end. Sashaying her way through a halftime show performance that literally turned out the lights in the Big Easy, Beyoncé was as fierce as ever.
And that’s when I realized I was no longer in favor of short skirts. Because, for the first time while watching a Super Bowl, I was a father. I’m also 13 months into being a husband. So life has certainly changed — no less noticeably than in my politics.