Understanding My White Father in 8 Minutes

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Because he loves minute-answers to complicated questions (not). “I’m not good in the morning,” my father says, raising his voice. I had just started gushing to him about the latest scandal in the morning papers. I always want to know what he thinks; he is a political genius. But when I hear him say those words, I know my timing is off. I regret my miscalculations. His voice is raised out of exhaustion and anger. You could say he’s grumpy in the morning, but it was me coming up to him with a request that started it — in the early,…...

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Lidi Sereno I am a young person who has lived many different lives as a result of my exposure to several different kinds of people in many countries across the globe. I hope that my stories offer insight into humankind and can reach readers who would like someone who identifies with them or can put words to what they may have endured. I also hope that my stories will give readers the opportunity to experience the richness of the human heart, whether through sorrow and pain or forgiveness and kindness, and that these stories encourage readers to aim for the highest good and to have the strength to stay true to their values.