Tag Archives: fathers and sons

blessing – June 23

6.23.2018 Isaac reached out his hand and set the words free, powering of their own changing things forever no taking them back.   bless them in their joys and in their sorrows, I said, in their life and in their … Continue reading

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audition – November 22

11.17.2016 he was angry the first time he came with his small son and a big chip on his shoulder.   an angry dad, mid divorce, ticked at the women who might turn him away.   and his son got … Continue reading

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tunnels of trees – November 5

10.23.2016 tunnels of trees gold, flame, fading browns fill us as we drive.   my heart slows back to times when we piled then crunched   ourselves into the musky crisp that held them and wrapped around us.   we’d … Continue reading

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an anger observed – February 17

2.17.2016 (9) my dad washed dishes bent over the sink banging away with tongue at side of his lip striking angrily.   he was doing it for mom whose raw cracked hands bled as she tore at them and cried.   … Continue reading

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For Matthew – December 7

12.7.2015 I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m Darth Vader. He leapt off the moving truck into the arms of a lifelong friend.   Golden boy swinging, legs pointed high like his heart and aspirations.   Grown man reaching reaching to speak a … Continue reading

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tie – September 14

9.14.2015 we settled for a tie my son and I   as if neither of us needed to win   if you can tie your son I said you’re doing well   if you can tie your dad he said … Continue reading

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we hardly did anything – January 9

1.9 we hardly did anything and my son said it was the best of times.   there is a learning here. ———  

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