Finding My Father

Originally published at One Peter Five Some of my fondest childhood memories are of sitting in the back of my father’s car, listening to the music he loves. He would pick me up from daycare in the late afternoon, and I would close my eyes and fall into whatever song was playing – “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles, maybe, or “Through […]

The Needles and the Damage Done

If you’re going to San FranciscoBe sure to wear some flowers in your hair… For those who come to San FranciscoSummertime will be a love-in thereIn the streets of San FranciscoGentle people with flowers in their hair  –from the song “San Francisco,” written by John Phillips This romanticized depiction of the streets of San Francisco, which I have called home for […]

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