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Dave Rydbom
For My Father...

For My Father...

Rydböm March 7, 2018 For my Father…June 15, 1945-March 5, 2011 The son and grandson of Swedish immigrants, a second generation American, seven years ago I lost my father to suicide.  In that moment of finding him, revolver in lap, I also lost my faith. Faith in our government, faith in our political system, both its parties, my faith in justice, and my faith in God. Simultaneously, I inherited his name, I inherited his demons and insecurities, and I inherited his PTSD that day. My dad was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He was a man that struggled with...

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