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Say McWhat?

A couple of years ago, our dog Duchess acquired a middle name for the first time. “Her middle name is Hunter,” declared a young boy at one of Missy’s summer softball games – a player who, by amazing coincidence, was … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Order

It’s almost time for the Colorado Rockies to break our hearts again. We all know what I’m talking about. This is the team that routinely leads the league in home runs, batting average, and shattered expectations from about mid-April onward. … 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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Joy in the Net

At five minutes, the World Cup final stopped being an ordinary game. At a little over fifteen, it became a legend. I don’t use the word lightly. But what else can you say when a U.S. player kicks the ball … Continue reading

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Reaching for Magic

It didn’t come with a letter to Hogwarts. But that was about the only thing missing from the Halloween costume on the kitchen table. “I have a wand, too,” Missy told Heather. Indeed she did, along with the glasses, robe … Continue reading

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Soccer? I Barely Know ‘Er!

Well, we made it. In the world’s sport, a game few of us follow and even fewer understand, the United States has survived. More than survived. We’ve advanced with honor in the World Cup, making the “knockout round” with a … Continue reading

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Spaced Out

I don’t dare show Missy the latest Internet sensation. Not yet, anyway. Not if I want to preserve the speakers on my computer. By now, I think most of you know Missy, the developmentally disabled young lady who’s become both … Continue reading

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Haiku, You Ku, We All Ku

You thought it was gone, But you should have known better. Haiku never dies.   If this feels familiar, blame Arizona. As a lot of folks know, Arizona gets dust storms. Haboobs, if you want to use the local phrase … Continue reading

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