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Longtime readers know that every year on Father’s Day I post a link to the eulogy I prepared for my Dad. I try to reread it every year. Some years are harder than others. I’ve heard from some readers that they often read it every year as well, which pleases me, because I like the idea he’s remembered. Anyway, here it is.

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