June 27, 2012 —
He had no respect for a man who wouldn’t support his family, pay his debts or honor his parents.
He was proud of his kids and told others but could not bring himself to tell the children themselves. Neither could he easily show or express affection.
He was a complicated person but he was my dad and I loved him in spite of him. Earlier this month, he turned 100.
He was the smartest man I’ve ever known. Happy Birthday, Pop.