Sunday, March 18, 2007


PapaNo is perhaps the strangest nickname we ever dreamed up for one of our children, but it has an affectionate and noble history. It partially originates from the Spanish diminutive word for father, papa; in some cultures, it's something you might lovingly call a son. In time, he also began referring to me as papa. Perhaps you might consider it a code word for the father-son bond we feel. Of course, some day soon he'll outgrow the diminutive status of the little PapaNo, and will evolve into a Father in his own right, full of strength, wisdom, and gentle command.

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