“Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago’s Cook County Public Defender’s Office” (Kevin Davis)
I find it fitting that on monday morning, I listen to an NPR report about the Public Defender’s office. This is the week, four years ago, where my dad accepted that he was dying. Maybe this is the week where he made peace–however you want to put it–this is the week where I moved back home to take care of him, like I promised. This is not easy to write about, even four years after. However, I think it helps my deal with it.
This year, over the next few hours (and days) I will be posting as many Pat Gleason Stories as I can. Maybe a few pictures too.
To jump kick this “event”, I really recommend that everyone goes to Steve Edwards’ interview of Kevin Davis here.
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Thanks for putting up that NPR interview.I was aware that the book was out there but forgot to do anything about it and your posting motivates me to walk over to Borders and get the book today.
Please do post some Pat Gleason stories….many are legendary and worth sharing with a group.When you write there is a coming to terms with fate and that has to be salutary is some measure.
I lost my dad in 2001.
I’ve really enjoyed reading the stories about him.