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Dad is Her Favorite: A Heartbreaking Examination of My Daughter’s Early Writings

I am not the favorite parent. Please, don’t feel awkward about my confession. And don’t try to tell me otherwise. It is the honest truth. I have known for years. It was spelled out for me, with accompanying color illustrations, when my daughter, Carrie, started kindergarten in 2008. The picture above is the first work […]

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Nude

We lived next door to a nudist couple back in the early 2000s. In the interest of anonymity, I will refer to them as Kurt and Kitty. Kurt and Kitty were roughly the same age as my parents. They had typical, middle-class jobs, were members of the Catholic church near the beach, and were terrific […]

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Misinterprited

All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. – Joss Whedon It is time to shop for back-to-school supplies. Many parents will complain about the cost of the requested classroom essentials. Others will embrace the required purchases and, with an understanding that the teacher will end up spending a considerable amount […]

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