Since this weekend is Father’s Day, I’m going to share a memory of my father from my youth. Growing up in rural Idaho, we’d often see freight trains passing through the countryside. I remember once seeing a train and saying to my dad, “Race the train, Daddy! Race the train!” (Freight trains are rarely short, so I must have been past the age where counting the cars was exciting.) I remember Dad’s response had some wisdom. He said in effect, “It’d be great if we won, and I’d be okay if we lose, but I don’t want a tie.”
My dad was a good, hard working man, and he had his faults like any man. But I do know that when it came to his kids, he wanted us to…
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