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Three Years Later

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal, Religion
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Published on: 2018.02.10

Three years ago today, I announced to the world that I’m an atheist. Today, it’s difficult to relate how worried I was about the announcement. Throughout 2014, as I steadfastly wrote about my conclusion, I had regular conversations with my wife about whether I should make it public. I knew that if I made the[…]

Thoughts On The Fifth Anniversary Of My Daughter’s Birth

A photo from each birthday, zero through five (Copyright © 2010-2015 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   “This is the best birthday of my entire life!” said my daughter during her fifth birthday party yesterday. The phrase brought smiles to everyone who heard it. For her, the birthday meant gifts, cake, entertainment at[…]

Flashback: Summer of ’84

My Fall 1984 school portrait (“Summer of ’84” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as the title/chorus of Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69, which was incidentally recorded in 1984, but I didn’t live through 1969.) What triggered my flashback: Returning from our neighborhood’s swimming pool with the kids. The smell of sunscreen and[…]

Longing For An Age, Not A Time Or Place

Categories: Nostalgia
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Published on: 2014.03.08

I lived here from 1979 through 1984 (Copyright © 1983 by Wil C. Fry.) For many years, in my nomadic life, I looked back to one former residence as the happiest, funnest, and most idyllic: our house and property in Choctaw, Oklahoma. I was barely six years old when we moved there in January 1979[…]

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