Monthly Archives: May 2014

Writing When it Hurts

I hate the Hollywood stereotype reporter. You know the one I mean. The one who goes plunging into dangerous situations, without regard for his safety or anyone else’s. The one who can justify any stupidity in the name of “the … Continue reading

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Growing with the Flow

There are a lot of rough jobs in this world. Street sweeper at an elephant parade. Quality control for a parachute manufacturer. Speech coach for Bob Dylan. But the roughest job of all may be the one inaugurated this weekend … Continue reading

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Burning for Bookstores

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. Everyone knows that. You don’t touch Popeye’s spinach. Or swipe James Bond’s car. Or get scuff marks on Elvis’s blue suede shoes. And if you’re a sensible human being who wants me to keep … Continue reading

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Out of Tune

Dear Unexpected Visitor, I’m sorry I couldn’t meet you face to face when you stopped by the house earlier. I know how these impulsive visits can be; no one ever seems to be available when you walk up the driveway. … Continue reading

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Making It All Click

It was a Missy night in Chez Rochat. John Travolta would have been proud. Anyone who knows our developmentally disabled ward Missy also knows her idea of a night well spent: loud music, strong beats and enough space for her … Continue reading

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