Weeks ago, I put determination above disappointment and overcame a difficult mechanical situation. There was a tone in my father’s wireless voice that believed in my ability more than I did, so when I sat down in front of the broke-down engine, I chose to try again rather than undo what I’d done. Then I heard the rush of life in the fuel pump, and it sent a rush of life through me. And somewhere across the frozen prairie, I knew he was proud.