Author Archives: Scott

Looking In

In the wake of an attack, normality can be the strangest thing of all. When the first reports came out of London, my heart sank. This seemed to have the earmarks of a scene that we’d witnessed many times in … Continue reading

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Rushing to Help

With bowls and ingredients in hand, my wife Heather armed herself to make my birthday cake. Naturally, Missy jumped to help, eyes aglow. For those of you who remember my previous chronicles of our disabled aunt/ward, who’s 43 in physical … Continue reading

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Oooh, Shiny!

I may have finally found my sport. Mind you, I’m not without competitive talent. If someone announces a punning decathlon, I’ll be right at the starting line. The 100-meter deadline-anxiety dash has my name written all over it. And my … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is …

By the time this appears in print, the envelope will be open. The statue awarded. The orchestra will be playing the new Best Picture Oscar winner off the stage. And then, approximately 30 seconds later, all the pundits will be … Continue reading

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With Everything On It

“Go, ahead, honey,” Heather told Missy. “Show him your card.” Eagerly, Missy reached out and handed me her latest creation. The sheet of computer paper that it had once been could barely be seen. From corner to corner and edge … Continue reading

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Getting in the Gears

The story might be apocryphal. I’ve noticed that the best ones often are. But true or not, it’s still worth telling. When I was in school, I saw an illustration that has been part of many a civics lesson: namely, … Continue reading

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Piling On

In The Naked Gun, there’s a wonderful scene where the bad guy has just been zapped by a dart from the hero, Lt. Frank Drebin. “He’ll be all right,” Drebin says, and he would have been –  if the bad … Continue reading

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Puzzling it Out

Missy bent over the magazine, sharpened pencil at the ready. The point descended to circle one letter … then another … then one more. She looked up from the penciled rings, her hundred-watt smile beaming. Just letters for now, no … Continue reading

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The Last Choice

“Blake and Du –“ I stopped, took a breath, tried again. “Blake! Do you want some food?” Big Blake, our muscular English Labrador, bounded down the stairs to breakfast. As he did, I realized once again how hard this was … Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal

One of the best parts of being married to an actor, Heather sometimes says, is that both of us know what it’s like to endure makeup and hose. Now we can add heels to the list, too. No, this isn’t … Continue reading

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