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Scott Lax Blog

Why I'm Taking a Hiatus from THE FATHER LIFE

Finn and I will be working on a book...together.
I'm going to take some time off from writing my column, "First Time Father at Fifty-Eight," for THE FATHER LIFE: The Men's Magazine for Dads.

I've loved writing the column, but now I'm going to concentrate on my book about Finn, and being a first-time dad. For those of you who are authors, you know how time-consuming writing a book is; and in any case, I do other things with my professional life -- producing a TV pilot, writing for corporate clients, teaching and coaching writing, writing fiction.

Still, the most important thing in the world to me is my family. So something had to give, and the column was it. I hope you'll all still read THE FATHER LIFE, and should you want to read my archives, just hit the link to the left.

Thank you to Ben Martin, and all THE FATHER LIFE people who made it so special to write this column. I'll see you back in their (Web) pages again, I'm sure. Meanwhile, please check back for news of the book, advice on writing, and, of course, photos of our beautiful and wonderful son, Finn Scott, who, as you can see, is happy in the world. Read More 


I'm happy to say that my new column for THE FATHER LIFE MAGAZINE, is up on their website. They're great guys to work with, and I look forward to sharing my journey with readers about our baby, who is due late this year. I'll be posting the press release as soon as some of my website glitches are worked out.  Read More