Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How I overcame the fear of getting punched, and what it taught me

Dear Sadiyah, Seems like yesterday when you started school and already it’s time for college. You must be feeling the nerves, though I know you’ll never let on. So, I thought I’d write about fear in this year’s Father’s Day letter to you. Last year, around this time, I finally started learning a sport I … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How I overcame the fear of getting punched, and what it taught me

Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Stay curious

I recently read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Other than being a genius – artist, scientist, anatomy buff, engineer, and self-taught at that – Leonardo was precious in another way: he was very human. He would alternate between glacial laziness and frenzied output; he procrastinated endlessly, driving his patrons up the wall; he … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Stay curious

Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How do you write a book? One word at a time

Fulfilment lies on the road that forks away from the fear of failure. As you navigate your way through teenage, you’ll often find yourself frustrated, unhappy with something you can’t even put a finger on. It’s not that what you have isn’t good; you simply want more. You’ll feel this at various stages of your … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How do you write a book? One word at a time