Category Archives: family

Beginning, Middle, and End

Behind the camera, foreground, and background. Beginning, middle, and end. Here am I, a boy in the foreground with his family. My father is not pictured here. He’s behind the camera. The background is the larger world, our shared experience; then, now, or tomorrow, but it is ours together. In love, in hope, in truth […]

Edward Roy Wittman, 1944—2010

A strong and stable father Is a treasure for which countless sons

Not That Safe

  Recovered Journal. December 12, 2006. Tonight my middle-born son asked something to which I said it was at our home. “Why?”, he inquired. “Because home is where you will always be loved, and where it’s safe.” To that he replied, “Well, not _that_ safe.” “Oh, you have brothers—that’s right.” “Yeah.”