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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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Train of Thought

Ever since the news, my inner Arlo Guthrie hasn’t stopped singing. Writin’ on The City of New Orleans, Simon & Schuster, Monday-morning rail, It’s got 15 cars of would-be J.K. Rowlings, Three pot-boilers, 25 plots so frail … The occasion, … Continue reading

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The Saving Power of Silly

I’ve seen Missy the Charmer, Missy the Artist, even Missy the Ninja. But once in a while, our amazing lady decides to be Missy the Rebel instead. Toothbrushes are firmly handed back, or dropped in the sink. “No.” A sit-down … Continue reading

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Well, Look at That

About 10 years ago, my boss took me to the emergency room. Nothing huge, just a bleeding chin that needed three stitches after my spur-of-the-moment attempt to make the Olympic parking-lot diving team. You know, the usual. On his way … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Attention

I came down the basement steps into a sea of garbage. “Oh, Blake …” When a 70-pound dog shreds two bags of trash, the results can be pretty spectacular. Especially when you’ve just cleaned the kitchen the day before. I … Continue reading

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