Making “Talking with My Dad” Meet Nurse Strickland

Nurse Strickland is a veteran of the cardiac unit at our fictional St. Francis Hospital, the setting for Talking with My Dad. She has seen it all in her many years in healthcare, the good, the bad and the ugly. A bit world-weary from it all, she carries on out of a sense of duty […]

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Making “Talking with My Dad”: Meet Dr. Chasen

Dr. Edward Chasen is the head of cardiac surgery at our fictional St. Francis Hospital, the setting for Talking with My Dad. He’s been a surgeon for almost 40 years, a man widely respected in his field, known throughout the country for some of the heart surgery break-throughs he’s pioneered over the years. But hallway […]

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Making “Talking with My Dad:” Dad

Dad is Frankie’s dad, a man who came of age during the Great Depression and fought his way across the Pacific in World War II. Like much of his generation, he is not a father who could speak easily with his son, especially during the turbulent youth young Frankie had. The two were estranged during […]

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Making “Talking with My Dad:” Alice

Alice married Frankie because she saw that spark of humanity in him that Frankie had worked so hard to hide from the rest of the world so that it couldn’t hurt him ever again. Alice has had her own share of sorrows, but bounced back and been incredibly successful in business and in life, finding […]

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