Growing up I could hear the tick of my church’s old Regulator wall clock. I can’t hear it today, but my hearing’s good. All that keeping of time must have silenced the Regulator’s tick and that’s appropriate. Time is fleeting in a silent unnoticed way. I
Editor’s Note: I wrote this column for Father’s Day 10 years ago. To my surprise and delight, it won several awards and was printed in a couple of dozen newspapers across the country. To all you dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!