Category Archives: In My Father’s Kitchen

1982 [ Running | Preparing Exile ]

[22] In December I graduate from college, receive my B.A. in Political Science. Unknowingly, I’ve prepared myself for a running leap into unemployment. [82] My mistakes are catching up: I’m an emotional and psychological wreck. The highlight of my year … Continue reading

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1978 [ Mistakes / Fall | College ]

[18] The toughest year. Until November I’m a minor. This mitigates my mistakes. I want to say I’m sorry. [78] In the fall (after my fall) I’m off to college: the University of Hawai‛i at Manoa. I’m relieved to be … Continue reading

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1991 [ Around the World | Peleliu ]

[31] I travel around the world courtesy the Navy. More momentous is my leaving P.J. (she disliked “Pamela”). I want to stay. My extension request is denied. Before I leave we argue. [91] I drive to California to report to … Continue reading

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1988 [ Summit | Japan / Vow ]

[28] I wanted to summit Mauna Loa before I left Hawaii. Dad said, Only if you hike with someone. Lynn offered. I told her No, but don’t know why. [88] I’m in Misawa, Japan with the Navy at the “pointy … Continue reading

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Dad as Flight

“Dad as Flight” is under consideration elsewhere. I hope to repost it at some point after the poem is published. Blessings to the memory of Likeke R. McBride (1926-1993) Andrew Shattuck McBride PaPoWriMo ~ 2012 *Day Twenty-Three Poem* October 22, … Continue reading

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Mornings

He doesn’t sleep through the night any more. He’s up before dawn most mornings. In his kitchen he fills the Teflon hot pot with water and places it back on the stove, plugs it in. His coffee cup is speckled … Continue reading

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Family Trees

Dad’s property in Volcano was two and a half acres in ohia – hapu῾u fern forest, field and lawn. Along two sides were what he called tsugi pines over sixty feet tall. Later I learned that these were cryptomeria, from … Continue reading

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