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Hobbit Forming

Harry Potter, of course, was the defending champion. Han Solo nearly beat all the odds. But in the end, the winner of Missy’s annual Halloween costume sweepstakes was a Shire thing. Yes, after two years of trick-or-treating as the world’s … Continue reading

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Geeks Bearing Gifts

I never thought I’d say this. But after four years of being with us, it looks like Missy has embraced her inner geek. Mind you, there are a lot of sides to Missy. More, perhaps, than a newcomer might realize. … Continue reading

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A Long, Strange Trek

On the day he died, I heard NPR replay an interview with Leonard Nimoy about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In it, he mentioned that he wanted to try something different for a science-fiction film: that he wanted to … 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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The Book Twice Traveled

Missy leaned in slightly as Harry Potter counted down the seconds to his 11th birthday. “Maybe he’d wake Dudley up just to annoy him,” I read from the side of her mattress. “Three … two … one … BOOM!” At … Continue reading

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Gone To Potter – And Thank Goodness

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen.” – J.K. Rowling, 2011. Don’t look now, but Harry Potter may just save the world. OK, granted, he’s famous for doing that. I’m intimately familiar with the battles of England’s favorite boy … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Dawn

Missy let out a whoop from the window seat. Another bad guy DOWN! “Wow!” Heather called out from the laundry room, laughing as the echoing cheer reached her. It might have reached Berthoud, now that I think about it. Right … Continue reading

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Accio Memories

It’s time again for the world to go to Potter. Just once more. If you’ve been keeping track, you know the final Harry Potter movie debuts in London on Thursday. If you haven’t been keeping track but have small children, … Continue reading

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