Ask, and You Shall Receive
April 3, 2019
That’s my father’s most treasured possession.
I would have guessed the answer, but now I know for sure, because my niece recently embarked on a project involving all of our family members submitting a single written question to Dad.
Conversation always flowed freely in my childhood home about matters ranging from small to large, pragmatic to hypothetical, mundane to profound. Mealtimes were liberally seasoned with musings about history, politics, social justice and the arts, not in a pretentious way, but because these were the matters that interested my parents, so my four siblings and I were brought along for the ride. Evening chatter on the front-porch swing or during walks around the block often turned philosophical. My family also va...