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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on June 14, 2008:

My father loved deep-sea fishing along the California coast relatively close to his home. He could tell lots of stories about his fishing fun. The funny part about him was he didn’t like to eat the fish at all. So, he’d take the fish home and bury them in his rose garden. I had heard fish were good for roses, but until my father’s fish burials, I never knew anyone who actually did it.

My father liked to cook at least a couple of dishes. I believe his most favorite one was chili. He said he could make “a mean dish of beans.” (At the time, I thought making kids eat beans was mean.) Without actually knowing the truth of what sparked his interest in cooking, I imagined he got his start when he was serving on a ship in the U.S. Navy.

One of my brothers told me my father had a tender heart. My brother said my father would cry for hours over the contents of one of his drawers of family pictures and letters. Now my father’s gone, I won’t know about the parts of his life I only imagined. Maybe it’s for the best in some ways. I missed the father I could have had if only…

*This title was not part of the Camera publication.


Source: Daily Camera


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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on June 16, 2007:

Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I’d like to focus my comments there and leave others to discuss the 14 candidates in Boulder’s special election. I hope you don’t mind.

This Father’s Day shouldn’t pass without reflection on the role of fathers and our appreciation for them. Sigmund Freud said, “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” In today’s world, children certainly need their fathers’ watchful eye to help steer their course and to keep them safe in all ways. By and large, the fathers I see do a tremendous job at it, too.

As we think of what we can give them, we may choose a special outing, a treat, or a present. Fathers may enjoy these, but I venture to guess they may appreciate even more their children honoring them. So what does that actually mean? It means children do things that reflect favorably upon their fathers. No matter the kind of fathers we have or what they like to do, we can honor them by making good choices. This is the ultimate Father’s Day gift that can be given every day of every year.

*This title was not part of the original Camera publication.

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