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Fathers

In Human Parts. More on Medium.

‘Are the rich really different from the rest of us?’ I ask myself while wrestling with my billionaire younger brother at 3 a.m.

Photos courtesy of the author.


Nightmare Fuel

“Although our father Gary was a closed, unknown donor when he was alive, he agreed to the terms.”

Illustration: Max Loeffler


Making it through the year after I lost my father


  1. Kraft dinner is pretty good with pepper.
  2. Motown is the best music, especially in a car.
  3. The square root of 2 is 1.4142135.
  4. Smart people who don’t practise violin or do homework won’t get anywhere in life.
  5. Even though your dad falls asleep at your recitals, he’s still really proud of you.
  6. Wear good boots.
  7. Use the right tool for the right job.
  8. Computers are awesome. They’re also dangerous.
  9. Teenagers are dangerous too.
  10. Sometimes adults fight, even when they love each other. It’ll turn out ok.
  11. You’re not as smart as you think you are.


Like father like daughter, our brains, exploding with activity, found daylight and waking hours distracting, we gained clarity and focus in the confined, simplified darkness of a car speeding through the middle of nowhere.

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