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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

I’m back at work, after four days with my children, making meals and making beds and making up stories, and imagining I could make up for our time apart — the missed good mornings and good nights, the scares and discoveries and secrets, the moments remembered for years that last only a moment and can’t be shared by letter or phone. Being a father is hard; cramming too much fathering into too few days is exhausting. I play too hard.or not hard enough, I ignore them and feel guilty, I pursue them and they pursue me. Then I remember my greatest gift to them is who I am. Do I believe in love, in mine for them and theirs for me, or do I make what separates us more important? After three years of shared custody, I’m still figuring out how to share myself.

Editor's Note

For weeks, I’d been uncertain about whether to raise the price of THE SUN, rummaging through the dirty laundry of my beliefs — the muddy limitations and mismatched fears, mildewed practicality, threadbare faith. Nothing to wear.