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A 25th Anniversary Mixtape Playlist for Cari McGee

Today I celebrate 25 years of marriage to Cari McGee, the most wonderful human being God ever made. There were times when it didn’t look like we were gonna make it 25 months, much less years, but here we are thanks to God’s grace and a lot of hard work to make our marriage work, […]

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My son graduated from high school tonight

Sean graduated from high school tonight. I thought I’d be the one to keep things together during the ceremony — that Cari would do all the crying for us. Ha! Pretty naive on my part. This is my son we’re talking about. My firstborn. The first blood relative I ever met. (I’m adopted.) The person […]

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Charles J. McGee, 1930-2015

(My dad died on February 5, 2015. I’ve been afraid to write this, but I need to.) Dear dad, I miss you. God, do I miss you. You were a super-sized presence in my life and it’s the strangest thing to realize that you’re not there anymore. I was thinking about something a couple nights […]

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Parents’ Love, Shown in One Photo

Not that I’ll ever doubt how much my parents love me, but if I did, this kind of thing would just wipe it away immediately. If you visit my parents’ house, you’ll see this on the main coffee table in their living room: That’s my book, U2 – A Diary. It was published in 2008. […]

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R.I.P. Walter Keiss (Uncle Walt)

My Uncle Walt died earlier this week. He was my mom’s brother and a great uncle. Larger than life, really — a big man with a big voice, big laugh and a big heart. Since I’m 2,500 miles away from almost all of my relatives, I only got to see Walt (and his wife Sue) […]

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