Monthly Archives: May 2012

Life Without Filters

Out of nowhere, a shout broke the stillness of the restaurant. “WOW!” With that energy, it could have been a successful proposal. Or a winning lottery ticket. Or some really, really good news that just came over a cell phone. … Continue reading

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Exhaustive Democracy

I don’t usually write about my reporting side here. I’m going to make a small exception today. If I can stay awake, that is. As many of you know, I cover city politics. And this last Tuesday, city politics covered … Continue reading

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A Face in the Window

As I pulled into the driveway and headed up the walk, I knew what I would see. Sure enough. A cross-legged Missy sitting just inside the bay window, crayons and tea close to hand. Watching the world. Watching the street. … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

The first time I heard Maurice Sendak on the radio, I laughed my head off. Impossible not to, really. Because while Sendak could be a cantankerous old coot, he was a fun cantankerous old coot. And really, how could you … Continue reading

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Thinking the Unsinkable

I used to want a time machine when I was a kid, something out of H.G Wells or “Back to the Future,” so I could see the great events of the past all over again. Lately, I’m starting to wonder … Continue reading

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