Tag Archives: family

Letter Be

By the time this appears in print, Gil’s letter should be almost ready to arrive. Gil is my stunningly brilliant 6-year-old nephew. (No, it’s not short for Gilbert, and yes, my sister is an Anne of Green Gables fan.) He’s … Continue reading

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Holding On

Pets have a way of making the holidays unforgettable. There was our long-ago cat Twinkle, for example, who discovered the joys of Christmas-tree tinsel. She not only lived, she shared the results in glorious Technicolor behind the television for all … Continue reading

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Vote of Confidence

In Colorado, my sister would be a scofflaw. You’d never guess. I mean, she’s a respectable type, if you leave out the bit about being a Microsoft attorney. She’s got two great kids, she’s a community volunteer, she considers the … Continue reading

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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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No Place Like Home

My home is running away from me. Yes, I wrote that correctly. It’s a simple demonstration of what Jack London might have titled The Call of the Grandchild. When two sisters with three kids between them both choose to live … 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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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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Picking Up The Peaces

It’s time to enter the deep end. You know what I mean. The Christmas season. The most full-immersion experience this country offers,  unless you count the marketing for the new Star Wars movie. The wrapping paper and decorations hit the … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch

On Wednesday evening, I’m pretty sure Denver International Airport was tracking an Unidentified Flying Missy. As Heather waved me over to the car, Missy began bouncing in the passenger seat. And bouncing. And … well, you get the idea. She … Continue reading

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Walking in the Dark

The distance falls away softly, a yard at a time in the still of a Longmont night. Step. Step. And step again. Even just a few blocks from Main Street, sounds are muted and far between. The metallic chime of … Continue reading

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