DAD

Last year on Father’s Day, my father was in a coma.  I didn’t know if we’d ever have another conversation.   For 6 weeks, I waited and prayed for you to give us a sign of life.  The doctors told us not to expect much, or even for you to live thru the night that day…

Sh*t My Dad Says

If you need a laugh, “Shit My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern brings  just that, with nostalgic flair.  A book like this couldn’t have come along at a better time.

The tide goes in, the tide goes out

Family dinner.  My father was in ‘story telling’ mode. Somehow the subject of his adolescence in Rhode Island came up. My mom was talking about how corrupt RI is, how my uncles up there get their license plates made up from their buddies in prison, then get them registered at the DMV. My dad kicks…