Published under the pseudonym Salvatore Paradisio
Xpat Magazine June, 2006
My pop, or my pappy as I like to call him, had open-heart surgery last fall. He had, not one, but two triple bypasses. Then, about a month ago, he returned to the hospital for a pacemaker installation.
During his latter visit to the hospital he didn’t hear from me. In fact, he hasn’t heard from me since.