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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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Lighting Hope

I’d gotten halfway across town when Santa Claus mugged me. OK, not literally. There’s no need to call the fine folks of the Longmont Police Department and report a jolly old man with a fur hat and a blackjack, making … Continue reading

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The Next Duty

When I lived in Emporia, Kansas, the week of Veterans Day was always one of the highlights of the year. During the week-long celebrations, all of us would be reminded that we owed our veterans three basic things: 1) To … Continue reading

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A Healthy Respect

When you think about it, we don’t ask for that much from our presidential candidates. Just the agelessness of Superman or Wonder Woman. The steel-clad sweat glands of the Terminator. And maybe the all-around athleticism of Steve Austin, the Six … 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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Riding Out the Storm

The Snowpocalypse returned to Longmont on Wednesday. If you read social media at all, I’m sure you saw the shock and horror. “A blizzard in March? Really?” “Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.” “Happy spring, everybody!” The thing is, if … Continue reading

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Hands off the Wheel

The nightmare went right for the gut. There I was, sitting at the wheel of a car in a crowded parking lot. A car in motion, describing constant circles, not answering any of my attempts to steer. Foot brakes? Forget … Continue reading

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Night Errant

After about 15 minutes lying on the carpet next to her bed, I looked up into Missy’s face. “Feeling better now?” Nod. Smile. “Yeah.” I smiled back, hugged her. “OK. Now try to get some sleep.” It was a situation … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

Some of you may remember that Robert Heinlein once wrote about a cat who could walk through walls. I figure, this once, that I can match him. After all, I have the dog who walked through doors. The hard way. … Continue reading

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