The Wild Goose.

8.8.21 Dear dad, Did you know geese only have one mate for their whole lives? And they will even go through a period of mourning if they lose their mate? Sometimes the widower will remain single the rest of his or her life. “Lengthy care of the young is one of the benefits of having […]

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Q.

7.31.21 Q. Dear dad, I am not sure if I have ever mentioned Q to you. Q is a homeless woman I met on campus when I was at TCU. I think I talked to her the first time in undergrad. She would come and go. Sometimes staying on campus for weeks or months and […]

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Not GMO but JMO.

7.14.21 Dear dad, I would say I am a bit of a granola-junkie. I think I could spend a good 15 minutes just in the cereal/granola aisle when grocery shopping. There are so many kinds all made with similar ingredients but drastically different from each other. I always try to stay away from those with […]

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Our Father.

6.18.21 Dear dad, Happy happy birthday to you, my sweet dad. Adam and I went to Mass this morning in Tampa, and mom went to Mass at home. We go because we are your family, your beloved wife and children. We are yours and we feel the most yours and the most grateful to be […]

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Good-bye for now.

4.1.2021 Dear dad, What if you knew you were going to die? What if you were told three days before? Only you knew. Would you have told us? Would you have kept it to yourself? Would you have told mom? You loved each other unlike anything or anyone else. You were made one in an […]

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Burnt almonds.

3.3.2021 Dear dad, One of my new favorite things is making almond butter. It is probably the best day of the week. I buy a package of raw almonds, roast them, and stick them in the food processor. The process is magical and the taste so much better than a jar from the store. Better […]

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Phase 2020.

12.27.2020 Dear dad, I think this year may have been my favorite Christmas. Or at least one of the best in a long time. Maybe that sounds crazy or impossible in a year ravaged by a pandemic. I know there has been so much loss and heartache. I do not intend at all to dismiss […]

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