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The following quotes caught my eye and could be the starting point for lessons, class discussions, or writing prompts.

“I have an engineering problem.” (page IX)

“While I could easily feel sorry for myself, that wouldn’t do them, or me, any good.” (page IX)

“How to teach my children what I would have taught them over the next twenty years.” (page IX)

“All parents want to teach their children right from wrong, what we think is important, and how to deal with the challenges that life will bring.” (page IX)

“We also want them to know some stories from our lives, often as a way to teach them how to lead theirs.”” (pages IX – X)

“I was trying to put myself in a bottle that would one day wash up on a beach for my children.” (page X)

“If I were a painter, I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I lectured.” (page X)

“I talked about honesty, integrity, gratitude, and other things I hold dear. And I tried very hard not to be boring.” (page X)

“We knew right from the start: None of this is a replacement for a living parent.” (page X)

“But engineering isn’t about perfect solutions; it’s about doing the best you can with limited resources. Both the lecture and this book are my attempt to do just exactly that.” (page X)

Lesson Ideas

  1. Life list – 25 – 50 items that you hope to accomplish in your life. (Make it an IMPORTANT part of your life. Look at it regularly!)
  2. Family Stories – “All parents want to teach their children right from wrong, what we think is important, and how to deal with the challenges life will bring. We also want them to know some stories from our lives.” (page ix)
  3. If I were a painter, I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I lectured.” – use your talents.