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Shelter Me

7 Things I Wish I’d Said to My Dad

His highly creative father taught him chess and a love of the wild but he wouldn’t teach him his native language.

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By Anthony Smits

My mom told me that I’d follow my Dad around, once walking became an easy thing to do, “like Mary’s little lamb.” Perhaps I did; I’ve no personal memories of that age. For…




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