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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

"My baby daughter has ruined me"

30-year old Ben Shapiro is an exceptionally bright young man and a terrific columnist. He’s been known to drive liberals fits when they appear with him on cable TV talk shows.

Shapiro has written a brilliant column that I can totally relate, and so fitting that he posted just before Father’s Day:

Last week, my 4-month-old began crying when we put her down to sleep at night. I put my hand on her chest and began rocking her back and forth. Her crying gradually reduced to cooing, and then finally she dozed off.

Maybe she wasn't crying anymore, but I was. I found myself tearing up because I couldn't help but think of a time, decades from now, when she's in pain, and I won't be there to help. I won't be there to rock her to sleep or to put her head on my shoulder or to tell her everything will be all right.

Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It's a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires, eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It's the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.

Which is why what we do now matters.

Shapiro adds:

What really makes you man, I've realized, is not merely providing for and defending your wife, or even raising your child — it's the action that lies in the realization that the future matters, even if you won't be here to see it.

My goodness, can I relate.

Thank you, Ben.

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