A Note to My Grandchildren by John L. Neel

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ~ Frederick Douglass

Dear Jk, Em, and future Neels I may never meet. Spend a little time with me here.  Credit me with having lived a good, full, and happy life. Lend me a bit of credibility for that and pay attention to an old man.

Here are some pointers I'd like to share with you. They may be contrary to what you may hear at school, from trusted friends, on the internet, at the movies, and on TV, and, perhaps, at home. Many of these points are unpopular, hard to follow, and even harder to live by, but they are, nevertheless, True.