Tag Archives: Dad

Hey, Dad!

Hey, Dad.  Happy Father’s Day.  I can’t believe it’s been thirty years since you left us, but I can still feel your influence on my life every day. I’m sure you’re having a great time behind the Pearly Gates.  You … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers. My Dad died when I was 19, so I’ve spent more Father’s Days without him than with him.  Even though he’s not around to celebrate on this holiday, he is most certainly in my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Can Be Hell

“Since I know Father’s Day can be difficult for you, I promise not to be as much of a…challenge,” The Devil finally found the word he was looking for as he stood in the entrance to the living room. “Challenge … Continue reading

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Dad: My Angel on the Basepaths

Since it’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers, I thought I’d share one of my favorite stories about my Dad. I was never very good at baseball, but I was very enthusiastic about playing it.  I was a devoted fan of the … Continue reading

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They Named Me After My Hero

Very few of us get to be named after our heroes, Modern Philosophers. I’m one of the lucky ones.  My hero is my Dad, who was taken from me by cancer when I was nineteen. While I’ve now lived on … Continue reading

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Cheer, Cheer For St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Modern Philosophers!  Or Happy Paddy’s Day, as Melissa insists on calling it. I had expected today to be happiest Paddy’s Day in the celebrated history of The House on the Hill, but life has a way … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Hero In Heaven

“What are you doing up here on such a frigid night?” Gary the Gargoyle demanded as I climbed out of the attic window and onto the roof. It was quite cold and the roof was covered in snow, as I … Continue reading

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Pitchfork

“Father’s Day.  Am I right or what?” I looked up to find The Devil standing in front of me.  He held out a bottle of Snapple, which I snapped up greedily.  I’d been writing and had totally lost track of … Continue reading

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Pope To Host Hot Wing Buffet For Father’s Day

Originally posted on The Return of the Modern Philosopher:
Modern Philosophers, we are now living in a world where it isn’t truly a holiday unless Pope Francis is throwing some sort of party to celebrate! The Pontiff announced his plans…

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My Father, The Superhero

Originally posted on The Return of the Modern Philosopher:
My Dad was a banker.  He was not one of the Avengers, a member of the Justice League, or a Jedi Knight. Regardless, he was my Superhero. Dad was 44 when…

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