Ya, I’ve got two. One who lost me at 4 and one who took me on at that age. Both have shaped my life in ways they both probably don’t realize. Spoke with them both today – both of them are in bad health. I’m at that age when you realize your parents won’t be around forever. Having not contemplated that fact nearly enough, it really sucks!

So whoever and wherever you are – dirty hippies and hate-filled wingnuts included – say hello to your father, your step-father, your adoptive dad, whoever you have. Tell them you love them and thank them.

Dads, I love you both!