Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Simple Thanks

“What time will the bus get here?” For a moment, Heather didn’t know what to say. Missy, our developmentally disabled ward, spends five mornings a week waiting for her “bus,” the van that takes her to her day program. She’s … Continue reading

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Crash Landing

Before Disney and the heirs of Jim Henson sic an army of googly-eyed lawyers on me, I need to be clear about one thing. Cookie Monster did not eat my computer. But his disco past has a lot to answer … Continue reading

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The Smallest Flame

The coldest night I remember came a few years ago, during an outdoor candlelight vigil. The outer desolation matched the inner feeling. It was about one degree at best, with the wind driving the temperature far, far lower. The sort … Continue reading

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A Hitch in Time

Phil Connors, the fictional weatherman, once lived Feb. 2 over and over. No matter what he said or did, he’d wake up in the morning to find it was Groundhog Day all over again. What an amateur. If Phil popped … Continue reading

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