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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Father Figure

“Mad Jack” was the kindest and most accurate nickname our family could think of for my father. Although circumstances of his death remain slightly shaded in mystery, it did appear he had a stroke, or something similar, in December 2006 … Continue reading

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There’s Got To Be A Mourning After

When I first heard that Mad Jack, my father with whom I had not spoken in several years, died, I admit to having chuckled and saying, “It’s about time.”  Gradually, however, the spectre of that man’s timely demise has been … Continue reading

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Dead Dad

All the lonely people / where do they all come from / all the lonely people / where do they all belong? On January 3, 2007, I wrote a small, silly piece entitled “Jokes for Children”; two days later, I … Continue reading

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