This is sweet, as a father of a little girl, I read this article wondering if my daughter will one day be saying something similar about me. But I find it sad that your father encouraged you to stay in your job. If he missed his passion, if it didn’t work out, perhaps he just wanted too much. It sounds like he had an interesting adventure during his prime, and now it’s time to write about it, or somehow tell that story. America can be such a drag, maybe you both need a little a time away.