Neil Tambe

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I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.


When I learned I was going to be a father, I began to reflect deeply about how I could get our son, and any other children we are blessed to have, to choose to live a life pursuing goodness instead of power.

To me that’s the primary objective of being a parent - raising my kids to be good people. Everything else is gravy.

This project is a series of letters to my son (and our future children). I’m calling it “Choosing Goodness” because that’s exactly what I am trying to understand by writing these letters. I figure the best way to teach our son to choose goodness is to live it out myself.

Each letter / essay is below. I’m committed to publishing at least one per month. If you have ideas, comments, or wisdom to share I’d love to hear it.

December 2018

Please do say hello: neil.tambe[at]gmail[dot]com