Monthly Archives: March 2014

adventures with dad, part 3

Never underestimate the joy of going for a walk with your dad on a sunny afternoon.  

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things i wish i had said, part 39

“We’re so accustomed to narratives, we expect there’s going to be a conclusion, or explanation or answer to the secret.  And probably the answer is, there isn’t.” — Gloria Steinem

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the joy of the ancient honda, part 2

I’m a wheel I’m gonna turn on you — the prophet jeff tweedy —   I’m driving home at a little before 2 a.m. This is the time many folks call it a night at the bar (it’s Wednesday night, … Continue reading

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the mailbox

Dad and I walked to the mailbox today. And then we kept going. We were out for the daily stroll as part of his rehab. He’s getting a little stronger every day, so this was a pretty cool breakthrough. It’s … Continue reading

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just another dad conversation, part 2

mo: My aunt sent you pecans from North Carolina. They’re really good. me: They taste different from Texas pecans? Why would they taste different? mo: I don’t know, but they’re different. me: Hey, Dad. What’s the difference between Texas pecans … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

Taco lady: what can i get you? Me: potato egg bacon cheese. Taco lady: name? Me: Felix. Taco lady: my grandpa’s name is Felix!!!! Are your parents Hispanic? Me: no, they just watched a lot of cartoons. Looooooong pause Taco … Continue reading

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flying

Well to live is to fly, all low and high So shake the dust off of your wings And the sleep out of your eyes — the prophet townes van zandt — I’m running into a 20 mph headwind. I … Continue reading

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