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Are You My Papi?
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
My Dad, Forever a Stranger
By Anastasia Selby
For 16 years I had no relationship with my father, a devoted Scientologist. When he died, I realized just how little I knew about him — and he about me.
My Two Dads
By Ryan Murdock
When a motorcycle accident turned my father into a man we — and he — no longer recognized, I contemplated helping him die.
By Laura Kiesel
Uncle Billy, the father figure in my life, came back from prison broken and distant. And before long, he was dead — leaving me to wrestle with his complicated legacy.
25 Things I Learned from My Dad
By Kate Hudson
Life lessons, in chronological order, from a recently deceased parent.
By Asha Rajan
One moment, I was planning a long-awaited trip to East Africa. The next, I was facing down two life-or-death decisions.
Revisiting the Track after My Father’s Death
By Kristine Hansen
I'd abandoned the 440-yard loop long ago. Returning to it allowed me to begin grieving my father's death.
By Meg Tansey
I have a terrible relationship with sister. How do I get through my dad’s memorial service without creating a scene? Our advice columnist weighs in.
A Night With ‘The Dead Dads Club’
By Ruby Dutcher
A new show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater draws comedy from grief.
Missing Dad on Super Bowl Sunday
By Cindy Augustine
I could care less about football, but my late father loved it. And on the weekend of the big game, I feel his absence acutely.
When Everything Scared Me
By Stevan Schwartzenberger Brown
After my parents died in a plane crash, there was grief, pain and loneliness. But above all, there was fear — until there wasn’t.
My First Real World AIDS Day
By Whitney Joiner
My father died of AIDS 22 years ago. For more than two decades, I avoided World AIDS Day. This year, I'm owning my history. Here's why.
Small Screen Refuge
By Linda Perkins
To distract ourselves from Dad's fatal diagnosis, my brother and I planted ourselves in front of the TV — inhaling a steady diet of "The Jetsons" and "The Dating Game."
Closing My Eyes, Seeing My Father
By Mattea Kramer
I refused to look at my dad in the morgue — a decision I came to second-guess. Then my father showed up in my dreams.
Around the World, Ashes in Tow
By Nadia Redel
After watching cancer kill my father, I booked a one-way 'tribute trip' overseas. I don't know when I'll be ready to return.
Hurricane Sandy’s Human Toll
By Gretchen Sword
Don't tell me hard it was to get to work during "superstorm" Sandy, or how long you lived without power. The hurricane killed my father right before my eyes.
It’s Halloween: Trigger Treat
By Marita Anderson
Halloween imagery takes on new meaning in the wake of my father’s suicide.
After Dad’s Death, Around the World or Back to School?
A young woman mourning her father wonders whether she should finish college — despite major financial hurdles — or travel to clear her head. Our advice guru weighs in.
Labor Day Love and Loss on Lake George
By Rebecca Soffer
I tell my son about my idyllic summers on Lake George — just not about the Labor Day tragedy that followed one of them.
Letter of Last Resort
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
Had I unknowingly destroyed my father's suicide note all those years ago?
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