My New Piece on my unique dad in GMP

good-or-bad

Dad is a gold mine when it comes to stories. I look back at my time with him and think how lucky I was not to be seriously hurt or institutionalized.  He was a mad Irishman who made incredible claims when he was in the bottle. He’d yell out that he swam to Alcatraz and bought it, or he was drafted by the SF Giants and threw a no hitter, but quit before they could make his baseball card. I’ll keep writing about him for a while. It really feels good to write about something other than the army. This piece has a few funny and sad scenes in it and a bunch of questions because, I guess, I’m working this out myself lately.

 

http://goodmenproject.com/families/can-bad-fathers-make-better-fathers/

 

Photo on 2013-01-03 at 15.49 #4

Published by Sean Davis

Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran, and the winner of the Legionnaire of the Year Award from the American Legion in 2015 and the recipient of the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights award for 2016. His stories, essays, and articles have appeared in the the Ted Talk Book The Misfit’s Manifesto (Simon and Schuster), Forest Avenue Press anthology City of Weird, Sixty Minutes, Story Corps, Flaunt Magazine, The Big Smoke, Human the movie, and much more.

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