A million years

Yesterday, Joey asked me: "When I'm daddy's age, will daddy still be alive?" I gave it some thought. John was 33 when Joey was born so when our 7-year-old is 40, like his daddy, John will be 73. I don't really know if he'll be alive then—who can tell what might happen in a span of so many years—but I sure am counting on John being around, so I said: "Yep, he'll still be alive." "So, I've got like a million years to spend with him then, right?" replied Joey. "You've got lots of time," I assured him. And then he told me about his grand dream. "I wish I could do magic and make everyone I know who is dead come back to life," Joey told me. "Then they would never die again, and I would...

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