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Original post made by Douglas Kendall, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 29, 2009

I took my son backpacking for the first time, all weekend.
It was grueling, we were eaten my mosquitoes, and today I’m at work scratching like a baboon.
But I saw my son around a bunch of men, himself growing up into a man, right before my very eyes.

You men out there, raise your sons!
It is an American tradition for a father to do a better job than his father.
I don’t care what color, or race, or any other artificial distinction you are. You are an AMERICAN and you love your freedom, and you believe in fair play. THIS is what makes an American man.

And we American men have a STRONG tradition to do better with our boys each generation.

Okay? Yeah, it takes effort and it’s annoying, and maybe nobody lifted a finger for us. But we can do whatever we want; we are American men and we are FREE to do so.

And for our boys, it is worth it.

Douglas Kendall

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

GREAT post Douglass and I am glad to hear that you connected so well with your son!


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Posted by Robert
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Your posts are self serving and have nothing to do with a community forum. Pretty annoying...

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I think he's just resume` padding... now he can say he's 'published'!


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Posted by Wrong again moose breath
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm

In fact, he already is published.

Web Link

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Posted by JC
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jun 30, 2009 at 12:18 am

One of Dougs books:
""PLEASANTOPIA" - a rip into Pleasanton, California, the fastest growing affluent community in America; a town drowning in the nearby volcanic wealth of the legendary Silicon Valley."

How COOL it that! Come on guys lighten up will ya!

Doug was reminding us that spending QUALITY one on one TIME with our children is REWARDING and IMPORTANT!

Thanks Doug!

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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

I've already done a better job than my dad and my son is only 8.

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Posted by Say What?
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jun 30, 2009 at 7:32 am

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

He posts here with his name for one reason only -- to increase the Google hits when his name is entered. Self-serving is the only description of his postings. Well, that and completely uninteresting.

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Posted by No Thanks
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

If this post is an example of his writing, I'll pass on the books....

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