Losing Books (& Deals)

For each child you have . . . you lose a book.”   –Anonymous writer, “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces” by Michael Chabon.

That’s if you’re a novelist.

Ahh, but if instead you’re a Realtor . . . the equivalent isn’t losing books, but deals, and the ratio isn’t 1:1, it’s more like 20:1 (deals to kids).

On the plus side, I do get the occasional blog post out of the bargain.

And, as Chabon also notes, “Unlike my children, my books are cruelly unforgiving of my weaknesses, failings, and flaws of character. Most of all, my books, unlike my children, do not love me back.”

Happy Father’s Day!

See also, “Raking Leaves . . . and Kids“; “How to Raise Devout, Punctual, Rule-Abiding Children“; “Do Children Who Live in Ramblers Stomp When They’re Sent to Their Room?”; “March 5, 2018: “Take Your Child to Work Day” in the Twin Cities (Unofficially)”; and “You Mean, You Can Pay for Gas With Cash?!?

And: “Three National History Day Finalists“; “Award Winner!“; “Winter Humor: Minnesota vs. Miami (& Elsewhere)“; “History is Written By . . . . Harold & Sylvia?!?”; and “The Last 3 Minutes of the Viking-Saints Game in 4 Texts.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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