Tag Archives: family relations

“Shaving”

We shaved together this morning—my grandfather, my father, and I—smiling at one another in the mirror of memory. I dragged the razor through the foam, up under my chin; then looked down to rinse away three days’ stubble. “You missed … Continue reading

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“Father Figures”

I have never really seen myself in the role of Great Sage or Oracle. I know too well the mistakes I’ve made in my life—those moments when my head seems to be in a different country from the rest of … Continue reading

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“Clear Thinking”

When I graduated from college, I had it in my head that I wanted a motorcycle. I’d had one for a short time during my freshman summer, but I wasn’t making any money and had to give it up. In … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings—Pt 5: “Outcast”

At fifteen, Achos Tinker was still a juvenile, except when he’d picked up a gun and killed a man.  His court appointed attorney, Audrey Aderes, was immediately sure the boy would be middle aged before his appeals ran out and … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings—Pt 4: “Brothers and Sisters”

He is four years older than she and has always been her best friend, playmate, confidante, guide, and protector.  They could only be closer if they were twins, but it doesn’t matter.  Through sibling spats, adolescence, dating, and many short … Continue reading

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