I couple of weeks ago I left a comment on a Wall Street Journal blog. It was a comment about housework or something. Fairly innocuous.
And then a couple of days ago I received the following e-mail:
“Dear [Backpacking Dad]:
I am a director of NHK, Japanese public network television in New York and been researching about Stay-At-Home Dads for our documentary news show. I found you and your web site through Wall Street Journal web site. I understand that you are living in California but I just wonder if you know any unique SAHD, who live in NEW YORK and enjoying and improving their life through paternity.
We would be grateful if you would introduce somebody for our documentary.
[Insert Name Here]
[Insert Name Here]
NHK Enterprises America, Inc.
437 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (###) ###-####
Cellular: (###) ###-####”
I’m really flattered that in his desperation this program director for NHK has happened across this blog; but I’m also pretty new at this stuff myself, and I couldn’t offer him much help beyond posting a note at http://www.athomedad.org/, the board I visit most often. I hope he finds somebody, because it’s just cool (if true) that NHK wants to do a piece on SAHDs.
Unlike Brian, “Rebel Dad”, Reid, I am not a vocal Dadvocate (that’s my word; you can use it, but then you owe me a dollar, except for the guy who posts as DADvocate on boards and blogs. Him I’ll send half the money to) but I’d like to think I can help dads, SAHDs in particular, who want to participate. So, if there are any SAHDs reading this who are in NYC and who would like to be interviewed for a Japanese television documentary about parenting and at-home dadness let me know and I’ll send your information along to this guy. I don’t know anything about him, but the e-mail information appears legit out of NHK.
So, I’ll try to use my limited fame (I’m famous with like 3 people) to help the cause.
Next, I’m running for Congress!