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My Daughters, My Teachers

It happened twice over the course of one week. Both times my wife told me that she needed to talk to me, that preface that almost never means an enjoyable conversation is to follow. Our daughters had approached her – … Continue reading

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Our Eyes

Through all the sound and the tears I saw her eyes for what seemed like the first time. I look into those eyes every day. I want the connection. I want her to know that I am paying attention. I … Continue reading

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Without Expectations

I told her that it doesn’t have to be so hard. I told her that it can just be easy, that she can just be easy. That life is good. That she has a lot to be happy about. But … Continue reading

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The Surprising Journey

It is the surprise of it all, really, that makes it so astounding. It wasn’t so long ago that she was a little cherub happily dozing in her daddy’s arms as I rocked in the big brown chair. My head … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Contrasts

I opened the door and edged into the room to find a spot. The blast of heat was jarring. I moved among those already there, thankful for the unknown but welcoming faces that softened the air, and unrolled my mat … Continue reading

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Learning From Games

Games are fun. At least that’s the way I remember them. I loved games growing up. Checkers, Connect Four, Battleship, Chutes and Ladders, Clue. Even Monopoly and all of the frenzied, mini-capitalist tantrums that it begat. Loved ‘em. Even as … Continue reading

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A Sad Picture

This post is part of The Write On Project Topic: Extinction “What’s that, daddy?” The glow from the monitor lights their faces. “Those are parts from old computers, Bug.” “Why?” “Well, computers break and then people throw them away.” She … Continue reading

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That’s How They Don’t Roll

I carry Big Wheels. Not exactly what I envisioned fatherhood to be like, then again there isn’t much about fatherhood that you can accurately envision before it really happens. It’d be like trying to picture what college is going to … Continue reading

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The Art of Letting Go

I want to be everything for my girls. I want to be the love and the security, the stability and the inspiration. I want to create for them the space where they can find themselves. I want to be the … Continue reading

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In My Poorly Lit Room

This post is part of The Write On Project Topic: Guilt In my poorly lit room, I sit in it. The day flows through me and I wash in all of my successes and failures. The successes rinse quickly but … Continue reading

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