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In honor of Father's Day weekend, a wee litany:
My dad taught me, among other things:
how to swing a hammer
how to talk football
how to weed petunias
the rush of road trips
the itch of restlessness
the pleasure of a shared silence
the pleasure of a good sunburn
to make of my life something I love
to change my oil every 3000 miles
that we already have everything we could ever need,
here, now, in this moment; enough.
Nov. 21, 1946 - Apr. 29, 2005