The Prodigal Father

By Michael J. Daley

Thirteen years is a long time to go without seeing someone, especially if it’s your father. Save for a quick visit before I went off to graduate school, bumping into each other for a few minutes at a family wedding and a short lunch so he could meet his newborn granddaughter, we had not spent any extended time together for more than a decade. Yet here I was on a Friday afternoon, picking up my father at the airport to spend the weekend with us.…

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