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Rushing to Help

With bowls and ingredients in hand, my wife Heather armed herself to make my birthday cake. Naturally, Missy jumped to help, eyes aglow. For those of you who remember my previous chronicles of our disabled aunt/ward, who’s 43 in physical … Continue reading

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With Everything On It

“Go, ahead, honey,” Heather told Missy. “Show him your card.” Eagerly, Missy reached out and handed me her latest creation. The sheet of computer paper that it had once been could barely be seen. From corner to corner and edge … Continue reading

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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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Puzzling it Out

Missy bent over the magazine, sharpened pencil at the ready. The point descended to circle one letter … then another … then one more. She looked up from the penciled rings, her hundred-watt smile beaming. Just letters for now, no … Continue reading

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The Last Choice

“Blake and Du –“ I stopped, took a breath, tried again. “Blake! Do you want some food?” Big Blake, our muscular English Labrador, bounded down the stairs to breakfast. As he did, I realized once again how hard this was … Continue reading

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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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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 Uninvited Guest

I looked out the window one morning to see Longmont transformed. White covered the grass, the sidewalk, the driveway – enough to make a Hallmark card, not enough to make a blizzard. It was the sort of landscape that inspired … Continue reading

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Hitting Reset

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians had reached the height of their battle for a history-shaking triumph when I heard the thumps, like elephants dancing a tango overhead. One thump usually meant our 85-pound dog Blake had jumped on 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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