Hello Rice Daddies,
My name is Byron, and I'm happy to be the newest blogger on your site. I am the father of two children, a 2 3/4 year old boy (that's us 2.5 months ago in the picture) and a 4 month old girl, and I work in an industry that has been absolutely decimated by the financial crisis. So if you're feeling pain, I'm probably feeling it too. In addition to my day job, I am also an Asian American activist through Thymos and future fiction writer through my own blood, sweat, and tears. I blog on bigWOWO.com, my personal site, and The Fighting 44s (under the name "jaehwan"). And now I'm officially a Rice Daddy. I'm really happy and honored to be a part of your community.So for my first post, I wanted to make a public service announcement for people who drive their kids to daycare. The Washington Post published an article this past weekend on parents who accidentally leave their kids in the car: Fatal Distraction. Apparently this phenomena kills 15-25 children a year. I first heard of this phenomena on an Asian American board where an Asian American father lost his daughter, and it's both sad and worrisome. It can happen to anyone.
So please read the entire article, and check out some of the precautions you can take. I personally like the idea of leaving your attache case in the back seat--basically anything that forces you to check the back after parking will prevent this tragedy from taking place. Spring begins on Sunday, and just an ounce of prevention is worth it.
Thanks again for reading my blog post!