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Last updated 6/18/2020 at 10:08am

I have a funny story about Father's Day and this newspaper column, although it's possible I've told it before. It's also possible it's not funny. I'm pretty sure about the holiday.

Eighteen years ago, I decided to write a column about my dad for Father's Day. I managed 4-5 creaky paragraphs, the bare beginnings of an idea, then saved that to a folder and let it sit for a couple of days.

I then started from scratch, wrote something I was pleased with, polished and rewrote, and when all was said and done I emailed my editor the draft.

The draft. That's the funny part. It was the horrible, bar...

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