Tag Archives: Father

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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The Placement of Portraiture

Many of the literary greats have from time to time grappled with the definitions of both beauty and art. All images and likenesses of anything are subject to idolization. For example: a portrait of a fish. If the image is … Continue reading

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Chess

My son asked, how did I get so good at chess? When I was seven years old my soon-to-be brother-in-law Frank Lyman taught me the basic rules of chess, and we played quite often. I can’t explain why he took … 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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Not Your Fathers’ Justice

Imagine yourself arrested. The Police even placed you in handcuffs. You’ve already been transported to jail, searched, fingerprinted and photographed. You’ve been advised of your Constitutional Rights. You’ve secured the services of an attorney. You’ve had your Preliminary Hearing before … Continue reading

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