The Making of a Man: A Fatherhood Map

The Making of a Man: A Fatherhood Map

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The places where David taught me how to be a man.

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    Despite getting seasick, David loved to sail. He taught me how to tie knots with my eyes closed. My hands still have the memory.
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    The starting point of our roadtrip across the country. He made me keep a journal. I'd give anything to find it now.
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    The time we spent in New Mexico changed me forever. He taught me how to dig irrigation ditches and to appreciate the wonder of the high desert.
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    David loved guns. Even at a young age, he made sure I knew how to use them.
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    We would fight. We would hike. And all was right.
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    To both of us, this was a toy store. His engineer's mind saw the potential of all the bits and pieces. I just loved to push all the buttons.
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    This is where he died. So many long nights in the oncology ward. Perhaps of all the places, this where I most became a man.
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    David was handy and tried to impart his skills. This was our go-to store. Now, it's a restaurant.
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    Our home. Here, he taught me to fix cars, work hard, and laugh until I cried.
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