Monthly Archives: February 2013

Take Me Out of the Ballgame

The best thing about the late winter may be the promise that baseball is just around the corner. Think of it. The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The crowds and the teams, divided in loyalty, yet … Continue reading

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Simply, Simon

After a week of wonders, from resigning Popes to exploding space rocks, the biggest one of all came Sunday. Right, Simon? Simon is my newest nephew. He entered the world around 2 in the morning, not far from Seattle. And … Continue reading

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Benedict of the Doubt

When the Pope made his big announcement this week, I was probably one of the few people thinking of car keys. Not at first, of course. Like a lot of us, my first reaction when Pope Benedict XVI announced he … Continue reading

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That Thirteen Something

I don’t have a lot of superstitions. I find black cats adorable, broken mirrors are just a mess to clean up, and I could step on a sidewalk’s worth of cracks without screwing up my family’s spines any worse than … Continue reading

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