A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

Papa John Wick

The measures my old man took to protect the family.

By Michael Cuglietta

Photo credit: Shutterstock

My father bought his first gun when my kid sister ended her relationship with a marine who, it turned out, lacked the emotional stability one would hope to find in a trained killer. I wasn’t so sure it was a good idea. When I tried picturing it, I was reminded of a few key scenes from my childhood.




Because the moment a child is born, a parent is born, too.

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