Monthly Archives: September 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

A small hand held the thin puzzle piece in midair for a few moments, then struck. “Looka,” Missy said, motioning for my attention and pointing. She had indeed put together two more pieces of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse jigsaw … Continue reading

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And the Banned Played On

Who knew I’d been reading Missy such awful stuff at bedtime? It’s been almost three and a half years now since I began reading to Missy, my wife’s developmentally disabled aunt who’s been a combination of sister, daughter and gleeful … Continue reading

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The Second Thought

On the night before Sept. 11, I wondered what to write. In retrospect, that was an unusual feeling. Most years, the choice would have been automatic. My first ever 9/11 column, “The Last to Know,” ran the day after the … Continue reading

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A Step Over the Cliff

Not long ago, a man stepped off a 60-foot cliff while sleepwalking in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest. He survived with only minor injuries – thank goodness for bushes – and an indelible memory of Newton’s First Law. Once started, … Continue reading

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Tower-ing Achievement

As soon as Labor Day weekend hit, my wife Heather packed up her suitcase, hit the road and headed for Wyoming. Gee. I didn’t think my puns were that bad. No fear. This was a trip 25 years in the … Continue reading

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