Tag Archives: Brother

The Babysitter

  My father worked many years at a factory on the Second Shift. Because of his schedule, when I was awake he was usually asleep. When he was at work or awake and puttering about the house afterwards I was … Continue reading

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Oh, My Head!

This story is based on an actual event in the summer of 1988. I took my then six-year-old son to the public swimming pool at Jackson Park. As he was a non-swimmer we stayed and played at the shallow end … Continue reading

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Early Childhood: I remember my Christening.

I remember my Christening. I was five years old. Historically, infant baptism was instituted in an era of high infant mortality. It is a response to a very fundamental, nagging, and highly emotional question concerning the fate of a dead … Continue reading

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