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August 23, 2023  :: 0 comments

I rapped on my son’s bedroom door for the third time. “Jamie, get up now!” I heard him mumble something and listened for telltale creaks of the mattress. There were none. I’d had enough. I knocked once and opened the door. The smell of socks and sweat assaulted my senses. “This room’s a dump,” I said. “It’s almost 6 pm …