Tag Archives: change

Watching From the Shadows

Missy and I had been sitting on the couch when we heard the jingle. “Shhh,” I said. “I think she reappeared.” I set my tablet down, looked behind the furniture. Sure enough, a pair of small eyes gleamed back. After … 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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Dropping the Ball

A couple of years ago, on a frozen New Year’s Eve, I watched as a brilliantly lit Hippity Hop ball descended to Earth. It could have been a budget remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, minus Keanu Reeves. … Continue reading

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A Duchess in Waiting

When I leave for the store at night, Duchess parks herself beside the window and waits.  It’s a familiar position. For the newcomers, Duchess the Wonder Dog is the older of our two canines, a 13-year-old mix of border collie … Continue reading

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Five Years On

A lot of things can happen in five years. Five years ago, Peyton Manning was a badly injured Colt with an uncertain future. Five years ago, Longmont was talking about how best to prepare for a 100-year flood, given the … Continue reading

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Primary Importance

Not long ago, an offbeat-science webcomic called “What If?” dealt with the question “What would happen if one tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a straw?” The answer, naturally, was nothing good. Even if such were physically possible, the author … Continue reading

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Making Change

Duchess the Wonder Dog is wondering how to get up on our bed. It’s no small puzzle. Not for the mind, I might add. As part lab and part border collie, Duchess is an honor student among canines. She’s especially … Continue reading

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The K Word

When I used to watch “Happy Days” as a kid (and boy, does that date me), it was always hilarious to watch the Fonz try to apologize. He’d take a running start at the key word, like a verbal Olympic … Continue reading

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Right Out of Their ‘Skins

I’ve thought about a dozen cute openings for this column. I’m not using any of them. The way I see it, if I’m just going to tick everyone off anyway, I may as well not waste any time. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Getting “Over” It

When the news broke, reporters and editors went up in flames. Within minutes, the stunned outcries and passionate debates were filling the social network. Russia’s invasion of the Crimea? Nope. The passing of Topeka’s most infamous preacher? Uh-uh. The early … Continue reading

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