Tag Archives: fatherhood

Talking about death with my son

I was 13 years old on December 29, 1981 — the day that my great grandmother Minnie Wise Florian died in Liberty, Kentucky. I was with her when she passed, a few weeks after her 89th birthday. It was a traumatic night. My father was out, playing basketball with some old high school friends, and […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Misha Tuesday

After fleeing Ypsilanti for Chicago several years ago to pursue fame and fortune in the lucrative field of birthday party entertainment, the man who now calls himself Misha Tuesday has returned home to Michigan. This is his formal re-entry interview. MARK: What’s your name? MISHA: For me, that’s a complicated question. I used to change […]

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I lack the follow-through to be a good parent

Occasionally I have good ideas. Or at least I used to. In reading through some of my writing from before Clementine was born, a little over 11 years ago now, I was reminded of this. I had ambitious plans. Sadly, though, most of these plans went out the window once the realities of fatherhood began […]

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