I don’t really know my brother, well half-brother. We share a father, and he’s 9 years younger than me.

I’ve only met him twice: just before he turned 4 and when he was 16.

We recently connected on Facebook. We chatted online, and then called each other on the phone.

We had a second talk last night, a really long one (I’m out of minutes now!)

Interesting things came out in the conversation. I don’t want to talk to much about other family members here, and I don’t want to say too many negative things. But my brother and I share certain viewpoints about our dad and his mother.

Considering that my major exposure to the both of them was when I was between the ages of 5 and 9, with a little sprinkling when I was a young teen, and he’s known them his whole life, I found this extremely interesting.

Our experiences are completely different, but at the same time, we agree on so much. I used to think that my point of view was a little skewed, but hearing that my brother thinks many of the same things that I do is very cool. Maybe I shouldn’t second guess my impressions so much.