This is an archive for me to park messages to my two children, who are both alienated from me for different reasons. I will probably talk about some of that on my other Substack, to explain the back story, at some point. But this here is just for messages to them. I explain more in the Introduction post.

No comments allowed. (I explain that in the Introduction post too.) If you decide to subscribe, that’s your lookout but honestly, it’d just be weird.

Unless you’re my son (b. 1996) or my daughter (b. 2004). Not that I think that’s likely, but if something happens to me, at least this stuff will be here unless Substack purges it or goes out of business. That’s the idea.

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Messages and stories for my two children, one lost to post-divorce grandparent adoption and the other alienated by the trans fad.


Dana Seilhan

tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I