Larry Karl Layton
This is a tribute is to my larger-than-life, very first hero; my handsome dad. He served his country as a soldier during the Korean War (he was a rocket scientist), served the children of Oceanside as an educator; and when he retired, served the students of China as an English teacher.
To me, he stands for the right and is a strength and anchor. He is a patriarch. Although the trend in society is anti-patriarchal, I’ve always maintained that administered properly, a patriarchal society is protective and supportive of the well-being of women and children.
Thank you Dad, my first and best super hero.