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Piling On

In The Naked Gun, there’s a wonderful scene where the bad guy has just been zapped by a dart from the hero, Lt. Frank Drebin. “He’ll be all right,” Drebin says, and he would have been –  if the bad … Continue reading

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A Thirty-Year Gift

Star Wars grabbed hold of me at an early age. I had the action figures in the Darth Vader carrying case, including a Han Solo whose hand went into the pencil sharpener, courtesy of my sister. I knew the movie … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

Missy often lives in a world without filters. Which can make life interesting for everyone else in the world. If you haven’t met our disabled ward yet, don’t worry. When you do, it’ll be pretty unmistakable. For somebody who rarely … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

This year, I resolve to be irresolute. OK, I’m being a little bit of a wise guy. But only a little bit. After all, we have the New Year coming up. And next to drinking, partying, and lying about staying … Continue reading

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If There’s Anything …

I’m tempted to just write the words “Thank you” and be done with it this week. After all, what else is there for me to say? I’m referring, of course, to the steady stream of comments, offers and good wishes … Continue reading

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Stage Left

There’s a doorknob on my desk from a troupe that ceased to be. The Doorknob Award usually garners a few questions when people notice it. The simple answer is that it’s a prize given for overcoming technical difficulties, where the … Continue reading

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No Laughing Matter

Picture a driver whose wrists are handcuffed to the steering wheel. A short chain, at that, so no hand-over-hand turns. The gear shift is barely reachable, with the fingertips. Now send that driver on a trip from Limon to Grand … Continue reading

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Prizewinner

A plastic medal. A book of photographs. A little ice cream, quickly gone. Not the stuff, perhaps, that a big league contract is made of. But for Missy, this was her World Series ring. I’ve written before about Missy’s softball … Continue reading

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A Little Something Extra

I read the email twice. Three times. It didn’t change. It wasn’t a prank. Which meant I really did have three and a half days of vacation I hadn’t known about. Wow. How? It didn’t seem possible. Not this year, … Continue reading

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Teacher, Teacher

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2013, congratulations. You’ve done a lot to get this far. You’ve sweated over finals. You’ve dodged cars in the school parking lot and marveled at “snow days” that lacked even the smallest touch … Continue reading

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