Whether you agree with his political views or not, I thought I’d share my son Samuel’s piece on Herman Cain’s run for office in today’s Christian Science Monitor. It’s the third time they have run one of his opinion pieces in the last few months, and I’m proud of his writing ability. The editor told him it was a pleasure to work with such “clean, thoughtful copy.” Those are words every writer wants to hear.
Sam has always liked words. When he was a preschooler, I played a game with him using big words, just to see if he would remember them and their meaning. I took several words that ended in “ology” and quizzed him whenever we were in the car. He was probably the only 4-year-old in town who could tell you what epistemology was.
“Sam, what’s epistemology?”
“The study of what we can know and how we can know it.”
“The study of God.”
And on and on we went with words like archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, etc. Sam never went to kindergarten, as we were having too much fun to stop learning at home.
As a parent, it is fascinating to see your children develop into adults and individuals. And you thank God when they are using the talents He has given them. Sam married his dear Laura nearly a year ago already, and they are happy living where they can see the Rocky Mountains each day.