This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin resident and author, Aaron Gouveia. We had our conversation on the Town Common on a gorgeous day in May while adhering to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk of his popping to my Franklin radar as a dad blogger when in 2018, his son in kindergarten came home with a problem due to some of his class’s reaction to his fingernails being painted. Aaron set up a Twitter thread before he went to bed that night and woke up to find his phone exploding with notifications.
Long story short as he made the media rounds, he got an offer to write a book about toxic masculinity. His book is now due to be published June 16
We had a great conversation
- about parenting, both boys and girls,
- the needs for good role models for our youth
- the minimum wage workers who are the heroes in this pandemic.
- the nature of work is changing and
- maybe there is a silver lining in this pandemic.
The show notes include links to Aaron’s Twitter profile, the Amazon book page, his book web page, and to the quote I botched during the conversation.
The recording runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Aaron. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-292-aaron-gouveia-daddy-files-5-21-20
Franklin Public Library Author Event, June 24 https://facebook.com/events/s/raising-boys-to-be-good-men-a-/2312169695751328/?ti=cl
The DaddyFiles page https://www.daddyfiles.com/
The Amazon link
Aaron’s Amazon author link https://www.amazon.com/Aaron-Gouveia/e/B08127Z6JN
Boston Globe article from 2018
Follow Aaron on Twitter https://twitter.com/daddyfiles
And the quote I butchered goes like this:
"Our example to our children, to our families, and to the world around us is constant. The question is not whether or not anyone is watching, the question is what are they learning as they watch." -- Kirk Weisler
We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.
This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
How can you help?
- If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
- If you don't like something here, please let me know
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com
The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
I hope you enjoy!
You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"
|FM #292 Aaron Gouveia - Daddy Files - 5/21/20 (audio)|