Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate

Words don't come easily for so many

men. A father can work his way through his days and never see his years going by.

If I could go back in time, I would say some things to that young father as he holds his daughter for the very first time. These are the things I would say When you hear the first
whimper in the night.

"Dandelion Summer"

Excerpts from Chapter 1
J. Norman Alvord

A single drop of water changes the ocean. A noted colleague of mine once asserted this as we dawdled over lunch at a restaurant near Cape
Canaveral. energy. Nothing is as it was before."
We were young then, certain of our own importance. Convinced that our presence in the world, that our work, was destined to change it.

I discussed it with Einstein, you know, he said, and went on to share a story of having accompanied the physicist on a fishing trip, of all things.

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