Tag Archives: Fatherhood

A letter to read at night

Mia’s with her seventh grade class on a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s a big deal, and she’s been looking forward to it all school year. We spent a good portion of Sunday getting ready for … Continue reading

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Sleep dread; or, the yearning for absolute love

“I’m afraid to go to sleep.” I sat beside Mia on her bed, running my hand through her hair. I couldn’t quite process what she’d said. It was nearly midnight, and she had school in the morning. It was well … Continue reading

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Ten Dollar Prom, and the boyfriend question

Mia is weighing the merits of two potential suitors, and for what’s likely the first and last time in her life, she’s soliciting my opinion on the matter. On the one hand we have Scout. He is big, handsome, well-groomed, … Continue reading

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When she’s sleeping

We were doing homework last night: she has a test in grammar today on pronouns. Personal, interrogative, indefinite, demonstrative, and relative. She has to know what antecedents are, and she has to remember the word antecedent. She’s nervous, because she … Continue reading

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