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On The Days I Am Not My Father by Scott Owens | Monday, June 20, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 20th, 2016

Episode 622 of 780 episodes

I don’t yell. I don’t hold inside the day’s supply of frustrations. My hands stay open all day. I don’t wake tired and sore, dazed from senseless, panicking dreams. On the days I am not my father I hold my son when he cries, let him touch my face without flinching, lie down with him... Read more »

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