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Looking at the man in the mirror

Standing alone in front of the mirror, seeing my brown eyes looking back at me, I replay what I've just said to my dad.

I grip the bathroom counter and bite my lower lip. I've heard those words as a son countless times and have said them as a dad just as many, but this was a first.

Dad said he wanted to take care of himself and Mom.

I told my dad, "No, you can't do that."

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I got to my parents' house in Sequim in February 2023, following a two-hour drive, and asked Dad what stores we need to go to today. Dad said Costco and Safeway, and Mom asked what are we getting. Dad read the list to h...


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