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Doing Good by DadBlogging

September 13th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

dofunstuffRegular readers of this space will recognize that we have very few moral ambitions on this blog. We do not blog for world peace, we do not call for an end to cancer. We do not aspire, like the excellent PhD in Parenting, to hold multinational corporations accountable for their anti-child profiteering.

Mostly we just want to make it home on the subway without our children taking a dump on us.

But we will raise a glass to those DadBlogs out there that actually succeed in making a difference, which is why I want to a belated congratulations our friend Ryan at Pacing the Panic Room for the hypersuccessful launch late last month of his charity children’s album Do Fun Stuff.

I have been reading Ryan’s blog for some time now because he’s a Floridian and a gifted photographer and an obviously committed father. But I had no idea he was also a get-shit-done kind of guy, that he could organize a Big Deal charity project the way he has.

The charity: PRISMS, for further research on Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS), which his stepson was diagnosed with in 2009.  I don’t presume to have best information about the syndrome, but Ryan’s blog tells you all you need to know about it: SMS affects the lives of those who have it and their families deeply, and more needs to be known about it.

What’s inspiring is that Ryan actually managed to rise above his own family’s struggle and do something about it. I’ve listened to a few tracks from the album, and they’re great. Do Fun Stuff is (or at least was recently) #1 on iTunes in Children’s Albums. It’s quite an achievement.

Buy the album on iTunes here. And renew your faith in humanity, or at least in dadbloggers.


Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    September 13th, 2010at 6:41 pm(#)

    Thank you for the get shit done compliment, it is something I wish I knew how to do more often. Do Fun Stuff is sitting at #1 again thanks to the efforts of so many people getting into the cause and spreading the word. I appreciate the shout tons, all of it keeps fueling this thing. So thank you.

  2. Nathan says:

    September 14th, 2010at 3:02 am(#)

    Definitely let us know when Volume Two is getting ready. And congratulations again, Ryan.

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