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Jun.19.2011
By Gina Misiroglu To celebrate Father's Day, June 19th, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about their dads, their own experiences as fathers, or other memorable stories about fatherhood. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to AOL's ParentDish and MyDaily channels, or to...
matthew-biberman's picture
Jun.19.2011
I am a father and I am a son. My father, Sid, lives with me and has since 2001. Back then, I was 34 and deeply resented this turn of events. People I knew assumed that somehow I had failed and had to boomerang back to live my dad. This is the story our culture has come to expect. It is the...
carmen-ambrosio's picture
Jun.19.2011
Today, to honor my father, I recall with a smile and a tear: -him blaring and sharing calypso, Perry Como, and Mario Lanza -championing my burgeoning creativity by proudly displaying my 1st grade artwork -dancing with me at the debutante ball, leery of my clunky, white platform shoes -gliding...
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Jun.18.2011
Every year on Father's Day, along with thousands of other women I experience a sense of loss, knots in my stomach and an acute yearning. For what? For happy memories with a caring, loving, non abusive, protective father. Those of us who have experienced incest don't have those happy memories. We...
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Jun.18.2011
I'm a Drop and Go Kid.  You know the kid:  The child who was dropped by the father to "Go" ...you know...go "Anywhere else" It could be to the next one night stand, or the next extra marital affair or to the next "port".  It could be to the next "fix" or that...
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Jun.18.2011
I was very pleased to have the following published on MyDaily, via the HuffPost, all due to the intrepid Red Room Executive Editor, Gina Misiroglu.  Thanks so much, Gina.  Thanks, all. ----      I don’t remember which program the news bulletin interrupted.  I remember the familiar room, the...
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Jun.16.2011
Men behaving bravely, men behaving badly, and sharks.  These are the themes explored in my gift book recommendations for Father's Day--guaranteed to provide an escape from whatever Dad needs to escape from.  Women will most likely enjoy these, too--I know I did--so pack them into summer travel bags...
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Jun.23.2010
When we moved in 2005, we moved our iron and ironing board with us. And that’s the last time I had seen them until Sunday. In a strange fit of whimsy I decided to free them from behind the hampers in the hall/laundry room. I vacuumed the dust bunnies from underneath the board, threw the cover in...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jun.21.2010
Since yesterday was Father's Day, our house was filled with family. Not my family, but my partner's. Ironic, since neither of us is a parent, I guess, but I've never been that clear on the proper use of the word irony (Alanis, it seems, is not alone in that). I did make the call home to my father...
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Jun.20.2010
My dad lives in a series of old moments, endlessly looping. At the nursing home we talk about sneaking into the Foothill Theater in Oakland, Sea School at the San Diego Marine Base, shenanigans at Waikiki before the war, driving the length of old Highway 61 with an injured dog in the back seat,...