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How to Be a Real Man
Written by Jennifer Granholm's husband to his son.

As a stay at home dad with a successful wife, who I encourage, advise and support, it sums it up really well for me.

Dear Jack,

At your physical yesterday, the nurse measured you at 5 feet 9 inches. You have officially passed your old man. And at 13, youre not done growing.

Theres never been a better time to grow into manhood, but not everyone thinks so. NEWSWEEK recently reported on the plight of the Beached White Male. Man down! theyre cryingand insisting wed better man up. It got me thinking about what it means to be a man.

I always thought that I would become governor, and then Id be the man. But the train tracks got switched, and instead Mom pulled into that station. I came to wonder about my strength. Do you remember when I took you along to my speech about leadership to some Cisco executives in Chicago, where you ran the PowerPoint slides? During the Q&A someone asked you why your dad was a great leader. You told them that I faithfully visited the young man I mentor in the Big Brother program, even when he was frustrating and difficult. Then someone asked, Why is your mom a great leader? and you said, Wow, my momwhere do I even start? I felt my armor pierced by that contrastMoms obvious, overwhelming heroism, and my leadership, such as it was, smaller, humbler.

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