Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gee, What a Treat

It doesn’t take long for a kid to spot the dangerous houses on Halloween. Like the ones who give out raisins. Or pennies. Or candy that exists only to fill out a bargain bin. (Bit O’Honey, I’m looking at you.) … Continue reading

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Civil, Not War

When someone stops shouting in your ear, it can take a minute to notice. It had been a typical work-from-home day at Chez Rochat. Which is to say, something like Fred Astaire dancing on ball bearings, each step careening into … Continue reading

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Time For a Good Man

Missy’s had a new friend hanging around the house lately. She met him at Kohl’s and it was love at first sight. Now he seems to go everywhere with her. He’s even sat in our evening story times, and since … Continue reading

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Hands off the Wheel

The nightmare went right for the gut. There I was, sitting at the wheel of a car in a crowded parking lot. A car in motion, describing constant circles, not answering any of my attempts to steer. Foot brakes? Forget … Continue reading

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Happiest Birthday

She doesn’t look it. But it’s true. Missy turns 40 this weekend. There was a time when no one would have bet on 20. For the folks who don’t regularly read this column, Missy is my wife’s aunt and our … Continue reading

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