Dumb (and Good) Advice My Father Gave Me.
- •My died when I was 17. I was just barely a freshman in college when it happened. Here are the words of advice I got growing up from the late Captain Michael Nels Michaelsen. I only remember them sparingly now, as it's been so long. Here are the good ones:
- •"The only thing of value we Michaelsen men have going for us is what's between our ears. Otherwise, we're destined to clean fish guts for the rest of our lives."
- •"Money can't buy love, but it most certainly improves your bargaining position."
- •"Find someone you like and marry them. If you end up not liking them, it's because you were dumb and chose wrong."
- •"If you're smart, never go to sea for a living. It's rough on a family, and it's lonely as hell."
- •"Read. Read like hell. If you can read, you can do anything."
- •"A man with no hair on the back of his head is a thinker. A man with no hair in the front of his head is a lover. A man with no hair at all is a man that thinks he's a lover."