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Finding the hole in the story l Chuck's World


Last updated 12/5/2018 at Noon

I was trying to find a way to leave my father out of this. It wasn’t personal; I was just trying to simplify the story, but then I noticed the date. My dad was born on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 11. It makes sense that he might be on my mind this time of year.

But this isn’t about missing him, although I certainly do. It’s about one summer Saturday, a long time ago, and speaking of birthdays? It was mine.

I was only a few weeks away from heading back to college, and so I was doing what young people sometimes do, living in my parents’ house rent-free and not even considering becoming...

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