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March 10, 2018   I  Happy Birthday, Dad!

I almost started crying the other day smack in the middle of DSW.  You see, it seems that Bass Weejuns have made a come-back this year in women’s fashion and so the aisles of the shoe store were suddenly full of every possible variety of classic penny loafer – exactly the kind of shoe my father, of blessed memory, used to wear.  When we think about loss, we often anticipate the times and occasions that will be difficult – birthdays, anniversaries, life-cycle moments, holidays. But almost as often, at least when it comes to missing my Dad, it is the simple, everyday things that set me off.     Continue reading →

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