Monthly Archives: October 2012

Behind the Mask

Missy loves Christmas, year-round. She’ll dunk Easter eggs with great energy. But Halloween – that’s another story. Heather and I have never really been sure why. But even before we became guardians for our favorite disabled adult, we knew that … Continue reading

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Debatable Value

The binders have been shelved. Big Bird has nested. The death stares and Joker leers have gone back to the DC comic book from whence they came. Debate season, at long last, is over. Can I hear an amen! I … Continue reading

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Riding the Dips

“OK, Missy, get ready!” I shout to the small figure in the passenger seat. “Got your hands up?” “Yeah!” Just the slightest touch of gas and VROOM! VROOM! Our Hyundai rides through two dips in Gay Street like a champ, … Continue reading

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In So Many Words

Blame Maggie. It started with her. Maggie’s the youngest of my newsroom co-workers, a “Millennial” who’s endured so much wordplay from me that it’s probably raised her blood irony levels to the danger point. Even so, she’s quick with a … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Do you know the way in San Jose? You’d better. According to Reuters, the Puerto Rican city of 1.4 million is just now installing its first street signs. It’s a $1 million project meant to head off a recurring $720 … Continue reading

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