come on in. have a seat.

I believe that the hope with these articles is to document a journey of conversation that happens between two generations, a father and son, and to find a way to leverage that journey to make ourselves better; more thoughtful, more aware, more connected. You will find two remarkably similar writers and persons, and you will find two dramatically different writers and persons. Therein lies the fascination with parents and children; in no other relationship can you find the stark similarities and harsh differences than exist in family systems. You, the reader, will get insights into our history, our struggles and joys together, and our perspectives. You will find here our story, shaped and characterized by our lifetime of interconnectedness. The theme here is not our story, however, but our journey. The story is essential, and the definition of our individual realities must be outlined in order to chronicle the journey. We will continue to move forward, on to new topics and new conversations, and thus will continue on the journey together.

Thanks for joining the conversation. Welcome to The Fireside.


Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

One thought on “come on in. have a seat.

  • August 31, 2007 at 12:52 am

    I have read some of your articles on here, and I was wondering if you would object that I syndicate some of your articles on mine. I’m looking to add multiple dimensions to my Articles section to draw in some potential discussions on current issues. If you are interested, please feel free to take a moment and examine my site and/or leave me a message if you have any questions. I enjoy the format which you are using to cover the issues, especially since most people can associate to the conversation between a parent and a child. I look forward to reading more. Keep up the good work!

    Common Sense

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