Come With Me to Boys Town, Baby

I failed to see my father for the predator he was until I saw him through my friend’s eyes.

The Burghers of Calais by August Rodin, Stanford University Campus. Author’s image.

It is summer and I’m at my parents’ house in Palo Alto, on the Stanford campus. I have a newly-minted MA degree in English from Brown.

I’ve hunkered down in my old bedroom, which is no longer mine, really, because the moment I left…