Some of the Best Mothers are Fathers

Father's Day

When I got old enough to buy cards on my own I used to give my mother a Father’s Day card. Mama thought the whole gesture ridiculous, but as a single mother she’d earned it. Besides, honoring my mother on Father’s Day was one way to not feel so left out as a child. It [Read More...]

Memorial Day & the Mattress Man

Dad

I’m in Portland for a book event tonight (Thursday) at Powell’s bookstore (7 p.m. Cedar Hills). So this morning I did a round of media in advance of the event. The first stop included an interview with KATU’s AMNorthwest. My time slot was the last segment, which meant that I had to wait in the [Read More...]

No greater love than this…

There are two places I go whenever I want to spend a holiday with my father – Panel 9 East Line 71 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D. C, or the headstone near the shade tree under the flagpole at Andrew Johnson’s National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. The marble headstone was replaced with [Read More...]


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