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Pride in Pops


My daughter Casey is 13. She came home from school yesterday and sought me out.

“I have something to tell you!” she said.


“So my math teacher had a book he was reading, and it was Showtime. I asked, ‘Are you reading that?’ and he said, ‘Yes.’ I told him my dad was the writer. He had no idea.”

Casey could barely hide her pride.

I can’t explain how good that made an old man feel.