Tag Archives: Father’s Day

Now Face West

This is the tenth Father’s Day that has dawned for my children without their father here with them.  This year, they all are also separated from each other, occupying different spaces on two continents. Seven years have passed since we … Continue reading

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A Wishbone Sunset and a Journey Home

  July 16th, 2016. At the appointed late afternoon hour,  one of our daughters was a wedding guest several hours away. She was in the same chapel where, at a service of remembrance four winters ago, the sun had suddenly … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Deluge

It’s difficult to mark Father’s Day when the man to whom fatherhood was the most fundamental adult role is no longer here. My children and I have occupied different venues on such days, first venturing only across the state border for … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Part 2: On the Shoulders of Giants

Father’s Day began with an interesting encounter. After I rejoined my children, we left Belfast and started up the coast of County Antrim. Through a steady mix of sun and halting rain we saw emerald fields dotted with supremely relaxed cows. … Continue reading

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