The Long-Distance Dad blog began nearly ten years ago, sharing my experiences as mentor and surrogate father to a teen (now young adult!) in a South African settlement. For someone who had no desire to have kids, I got a crash course in parenting — from 8,000 miles away!
Mtuseni and I have become a global family. The bond we’ve developed has enriched our lives immeasurably — and hopefully will inspire others to reach across differences and make meaningful connections.
A memoir recounting our journey — from the first awkward chat to an epic road trip through America — is in the works. A full book proposal for Long-Distance Dad is available for literary agent review. Click the image to see a one-sheet for the book.
In 2020, with Mtuseni charting his own course and less dependent on my guiding hand, I began mapping out long-overdue new paths for myself. The mantra for my life going forward is…
Explore. Discover. Share. Enlighten. Empower. Inspire.
New York skyline from Statue of Liberty, September 2019