Vox Populi

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Jeff Oaks: My Father’s Feet

Among the things I was afraid of inheriting from my father, his snoring and his high-arched feet were the most frightening. At night, in moonlight, terrifying. His feet all his … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jeff Oaks: Out of fragments, always

When I drive her home one night, a friend whose house I’ve only been to once is amazed that I remember how to get there, and I admit that some … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jeff Oaks: Fathers

Ward Cleaver, Mike Brady, Archie Bunker, Mr. Cunningham: what other models? No one expected our fathers to do much beyond buy things, and I wonder whether fathers were relieved or … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

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