Julie Cart is a terrific, award-winning environmental reporter, whose work I have been reading and admiring for many years in the Los Angeles Times. Today she tells, on the front page, the story of her father's secret life as a project manager in a top secret surveillance satellite system.
But there's more, and it's mostly sweet, with a lovely conclusion, in which the plot is left behind and Cart speaks directly to him, and to us:
When I visited my parents after the reunion, I sat by my father's bed and held his hand and told him that the endlessly curious daughter who wanted to know everything had been researching his life.
I told him: We know now what you did all those years. No more questions, dad.