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Back In My Life

For most of my life, I’ve been an orphan whose parents were still very much alive. I had to provide for myself, starting work when I was ten, bounced around and was even homeless because I was too young to … Continue reading

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Out Of My Life… Three Years Later

On June 16, 2012 I saw my mother for the very last time. It was brief; she was just dropping off my sister, thirty minutes late. I was getting married and my sister was my flower maiden, she was going … Continue reading

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Orphan No More: Finding A Father As An Adult

My name is Michael. I’m thirty years old. Both of my parents are living, but I’m an orphan. This has been a part of my identity for as long as I can remember – the orphan part. And now I … Continue reading

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Visitors Are Coming!

At the end of this week, we’re having houseguests. Normally, it wouldn’t be a big to-do. I mean we’d have the house clean, but it’s always pretty tidy, and for most people we don’t even dust off schedule, because nothing … Continue reading

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