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How Much Do You Know About DACA?

“Who in their right mind can be against DACA?” is my latest question for anyone remaining in my circles that still plans to vote Republican. Not that anyone from that side will answer. They’ve ignored my previous requests for explanations — for example when I asked about President Trump’s promotion of violence against the news[…]

Home Alone: How Old And Which Response?

A young child stands in the Pacific surf at Cannon Beach, Oregon (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Since becoming a father nearly six years ago, I’ve read a number of stories like this one — “Mom Arrested After Leaving 8 and 9-Year-Old Home Alone While She Ran To Pick Up Takeout”, from Scary[…]

A Father’s Shrinking Vocabulary

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
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Published on: 2015.11.01

My daughter impersonates Richard Nixon during a recent hike to the top of Enchanted Rock (Copyright © 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) It suddenly struck me a few days ago that my vocabulary has shrunk to a few dozen words. Ever since my oldest child began understanding just a few words, my repertoire of verbal[…]

Happy Father’s Day To Me

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
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Published on: 2015.06.21

With my children on the Galveston Ferry (Copyright © 2015 by Marline Fry.) This is, difficult as it is to believe, my fifth Father’s Day as a Dad. Some day, I will have much more fatherhood on which to reflect, but I already have plenty. I have failed greatly in so many ways. But I[…]

Racism Is Natural? No. No, It’s Not.

Categories: Evolution, Racism
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Published on: 2015.04.30

Is racism inborn, or taught, or some combination of the two? This question has been actively explored by psychologists, neuroscientists, and others in various fields — and of course it’s been pontificated on by people with no expertise in any particular field, kind of like what I’m about to do. • Racism Is ‘Hardwired’ Into[…]

Memory Is A Funny Thing

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
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Published on: 2014.08.15

I couldn’t forget this if I wanted to. But thankfully, I don’t remember it very often. (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry.) Memory is a funny thing — which is probably the main reason I began keeping a journal and also one of the reasons I became interested in photography. I’ve often shaken my[…]

Another Use For Stitching Software

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2014.08.01

My children, each from a separate photograph (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   I’ve been using Microsoft ICE (free) for panoramic composites (mentioned here and earlier), but today I found a new use for it. And it’s something that I assume other stitching software* could have done too. (* I’ve[…]

Thankful

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal
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Published on: 2013.11.28

Tempted to rant that the 2013 “Sequester” is still ongoing without much fanfare, or that the Sequester isn’t as badly named as the nuclear option, or any number of other things rolling around in my head, I instead decided to do the whole “what I’m thankful for” bit. “It goes without saying” doesn’t apply here.[…]

I Did Already Know

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Published on: 2011.02.10

When I was single and childless, I was often the recipient of comments such as, “You just won’t understand until you’re a parent.” Usually delivered in a haughty, condescending tone, this statement was phrased a dozen ways, but unfailingly using words like “understand”, “know”, “know what it feels like”, and so on. At the time,[…]

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