Ben Werner

What I Want Is to Feel My Dad’s Hand Holding Mine Again

Ben Werner shares the loss of his father and the absence that has left as Werner navigates being a new father himself.   “Daddy, you don’t have a daddy,” my 3-year-old recently observed. “I do, he’s just not here anymore,” I said, hoping to avoid a more detailed circle of life discussion. 18 years have passed since my father died, ... Read the full article
Ben Werner

Ben Werner is a writer currently living in Busan, South Korea, where he, his wife, and three small children made the decision to root for the Lotte Giants, perennial cellar dwellers of the Korean Baseball Organization. Stateside, the family pulls for the Washington Nationals. Along with being a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines, Ben has previously been a staff writer covering education and publicly traded companies for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., Savannah Morning News in Savannah, Ga., and Baltimore Business Journal. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from New York University.

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