She remembers him saying to his three-year-old boy,"You're the only one who can call me Dad."

Here is a father story. Once, a father called his daughter on her 33rd birthday. “Happy 33rd,” he said. “Happy 33rd.” Pause. Pause. Pause. His daughter stood by her answering machine, wondering if that was the end of it. Then came a clearing of the throat and a mumbled I love you. The daughter opened … Continue reading She remembers him saying to his three-year-old boy,"You're the only one who can call me Dad."

"One a week is entertainment," the wise man said, "but two? That's gambling."

She buys one a week, usually on Wednesday, which, even though it’s her least favorite day, somehow seems to contain more lottery juju than Saturday. She lets the machine do the picking. She used to have a complicated system of birthdays, ages, personal lucky number and multiples thereof, but then she decided to throw caution … Continue reading "One a week is entertainment," the wise man said, "but two? That's gambling."