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This Looks Like a Job For …

Heather came home tired. No, exhausted. No … obliterated, as only a woman who has just spent five hours with two tiny nieces can be. “You know,” my wife said as she collapsed onto our bed, “it’s not easy being … Continue reading

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Faster, Higher, Weirder

At long last, it’s time for that display of peace, unity and brotherhood that arises every four years – namely, coming together to hunt down the creators of those presidential phone surveys and dropping them off a cliff. No, I … Continue reading

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Fantastic Tales

Beware the dragons. Watch out for the trolls. And always remember that heroes may be hazardous to your health. Not your usual prescription, I grant you. But it’s apparently second nature to Graeme Whiting, an English headmaster who made international … Continue reading

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Joy of the Moment

Missy stabs with her finger as the Christmas lights come into view. “Look … Lookit!” She cranks the volume as high as she can when the Hallelujah Chorus comes on. “Yeah!” She carts her hand-sized Christmas Bear with her everywhere, … Continue reading

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The Halloween Brush-Off

“So do you guys roast the seeds afterward?” the checkout clerk asked as I paid for our three pumpkins. “Huh?” It took me a minute. “Oh. No, not really. You see, we don’t carve these up. We …” The confession … Continue reading

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Geeks Bearing Gifts

I never thought I’d say this. But after four years of being with us, it looks like Missy has embraced her inner geek. Mind you, there are a lot of sides to Missy. More, perhaps, than a newcomer might realize. … Continue reading

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Cracking the Case

There’s something very soothing about being in an Agatha Christie play. I admit that sounds a bit odd. After all, Dame Agatha delighted in mayhem. Over dozens of books, she never found a cause of death she didn’t like, from … Continue reading

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Inner Space

I’ll admit it. Cleaning our closets can be a bit of an adventure. It’s like an archaeological dig with clothing mixed in, where anything can pop up and often does. Forgotten games. Battered sneakers. Barely-legible notebooks that detail either the … Continue reading

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This New Guitar

I twisted the peg, checked the tone. Way too low. “Other direction, Rochat,” I muttered as I begin to reverse the tuning on the guitar. Better … better … perfect. I smiled. Only 70 zillion steps to go. Music’s never … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean To … And I Love It

Three things in life have the gift of utter invisibility: the second half of a pair of socks, the car keys when you’re 20 minutes late, and the last box of Christmas tree ornaments. “Not in the garage … not … Continue reading

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