Down in the Dingle
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Down in the Dingle

Powerful Man vs. Family Sickness

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Son Sick
My stepson got sick last year. My wife, with her magical mother-power, felt his forehead and said, “He’s pretty warm.” Then she did the unexpected. She asked if I would feel his forehead and see what readings I could gather.

I was under the impression that stepdads don’t have the power to detect sickness in this way. Traditionally, we’re blessed in other ways: We have the…

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Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

A poverty-stricken, soft Batman by night. Illustrator and writing teacher by day. Previously: McSweeney’s, Slackjaw.

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