Monthly Archives: August 2013

Something Went “Click”

The living room had been struck by a toddler tornado. From one end to the other, the floor displayed the unmistakable signs that my 2-year-old niece Riley had been present. Scattered toys. Well-strewn cookie cutters. Discarded magazines. And not a … Continue reading

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Name Dropping

When you work for a newspaper, one thing you get used to is odd baby names. Sometimes it’s a twist in spelling, like the Sheila named “Shelia.” Or a rising trend, like those angels in a mirror named “Nevaeh.” At … Continue reading

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An Orbit Observed

Halley’s Comet never fails to orbit the sun. Haley the Collie Mix never failed to orbit my parents’ house. Yes, past tense. Darn it. Sigh. If you didn’t know Haley – well, you were probably in the majority. She was … Continue reading

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Stolen Chances

I consider myself a forgiving person. But “forgiving” doesn’t mean “patsy.” No, Alex. No. No. No. You know the guy I mean, I’m sure. Sometimes it seems like everyone on the planet knows Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, New York Yankees superstar. … Continue reading

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Another Story

My name is Scott Rochat, and I am a notebook addict. It clicks in without fail, every back-to-school shopping season. Ten- or twenty-cent spiral-bound? Fifty-cent composition book? Drop a few in my basket every shopping trip and never mind the … Continue reading

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