My Dad, the Athlete, Entertainer, Phrase Philosopher, Conformist and Analogist
This chapter, authored by his son Christopher, portrays many of the different sides to David. Giving insight behind the easy-going and mild-mannered professor, Christopher details the complexity and multi-dimensional aspects of his father that most do not know. From his wit to his disciplined nature and everything in between, this chapter gives the reader a into the different areas of David’s personality.
When I was a child, I harbored the idea that my dad was not a single person, but rather some sort of amalgamation of thirteen different people in one body. My diagnoses of multiple-personality-disorder may not have been completely spot-on, but there is more than a kernel of truth to what I was thinking. My dad who calmly takes his blood-pressure in the morning really can seem like a different person that my dad who panics if he only gets to the airport 2 hours early. At the end of the day, my dad’s quirky moods are what makes him unique, and I’m happy to say that they are more endearing than annoying.