Neil M White is a writer, father, adventurer and creator of This Dad Does. But who is Neil M White? And how can he claim to be all these things?
It’s just as well I’m on hand to tell you isn’t it?
It’s entirely possible that you’ve never heard of me. Or if you have, know very little about me. So here’s your chance to find out.
I’ve Been Writing for Nine Years
What happened nine years ago? I was living in rural East Africa on the border between Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Equatorial countries with little electric light mean one thing – long nights. To pass the time I started to write. First I wrote a journal, then started a novel, penned long letters home and then began reviewing books.
Back in the UK a year later I tried to ‘make it’ as a writer. I failed. But I learned a lot. The results? Read them for yourself:
Soon after, Todd and Biz (aka The Hanging Chads) invited me for a ‘chad’ on their irreverent politics and current affairs programme. We had a lot of laughs and a few Braveheart references. Check it out here:
In September 2017, I was invited by Craig James to join him on the Masculine by Design Mancast in what was my most indepth and personal interview yet. If you want to know more about my mission, and how to build yours, that’s a good place to start.
My two kids constantly keep me on my toes and provide endless enjoyment and inspiration for things to write about.
Living the Adventurous Life
What does it mean to be an adventurer? Does it mean:
Travelling by Jeep through disputed Kashmir on the Karakoram Highway?
Living among a remote tribe in Sub Saharan Africa?
Jumping out of a plane in the dark at 800 feet?
(I’ve done all these things)
Yes, but you don’t have to do outrageous or dangerous things to be an adventurer. You do need to be constantly pushing the boundaries of what other people see as impossible.
And smiling quietly when you succeed after they said you’d fail.
Neil M White: Creator of This Dad Does
When I started This Dad Does, I had a clear vision of what it would look like. I knew I had a lot to offer. For more on this read my ‘About’ page:
I regularly turn down requests from brands to feature their products on my site. The reason is this: I’m committed to giving you, the reader, value whenever you click on to This Dad Does. If that doesn’t happen, I’ve failed.
That’s why you won’t see ads or sponsored posts by some corporate giant selling you soap. If you leave my site with a resolve to be a Dad who does more, then I’ve succeeded.
Neil M White: Published Author
In 2017, my debut book ‘A Father’s Mission: Strong Fatherhood in Our Modern Times’ was published on Kindle, paperback and a host of other formats.
The book represents a collection of the best articles from this site as well as all new content which has been edited and organised into six parts or ‘pillars’ of modern fatherhood.
(Psst, you can get a free copy too. Read this for more)
Thank You For Reading – This Site is for You
I appreciate you taking the time to read this and engage in This Dad Does. If you read something and it makes you think, let me know. I love getting comments (even negative ones) and will take time to answer any questions you might have.