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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it’s technically only spring where I live (though temps are near 90 right now). But if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) … Continue reading

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some long-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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Love. Before It’s Too Late

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
My dad, Bill Teemley, was ambitious, hard-working, and deeply conservative. And I was a wildly liberal 23 year old who’d recently completed a “useless” Theatre Arts degree and moved back in with the folks.  Somewhere…

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unplanned gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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My Father’s Apple Trees

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
(See video below) My dad (lower right hand corner) was a compact kid whose four big sisters called him “Wee Willy.” But he was a scrapper. Bigger and tougher inside than out. At 15, he…

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Do You Love Me, Dad?

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I finally figured out my dad loved me. (Why are guys’ relationship with their dads so  complicated?)  It wasn’t when I wanted to find out—twenty years after my dad died–but, hey, better late than never,…

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Do You Love Me, Dad?

I finally figured out my dad loved me. (Why are guys’ relationship with their dads so complicated?)  It wasn’t when I wanted to find out—twenty years after my dad died–but, hey, better late than never, right? Still, if I could have … Continue reading

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