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Ooh! Tasty!

When you come to know Big Blake, our muscular English Lab, you quickly learn three things. First, that he is enthusiastic, as befits a dog who is 11 years old going on 2. He never descends stairs when he can … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Heather finally made it. Those of you who have been following the adventures of my wife know that she’s repeatedly almost received an infusion for her multiple sclerosis, only to be rescheduled at the last minute due to a temperature. … Continue reading

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Letter Be

By the time this appears in print, Gil’s letter should be almost ready to arrive. Gil is my stunningly brilliant 6-year-old nephew. (No, it’s not short for Gilbert, and yes, my sister is an Anne of Green Gables fan.) He’s … Continue reading

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Half the Fun

They’d taken Heather’s temperature. Too high. Again. Time to wait. Again. For half a moment, I could feel the old station wagon forming up around us. Longtime readers of this column may remember that my wife Heather was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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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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