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Dropping the Ball

A couple of years ago, on a frozen New Year’s Eve, I watched as a brilliantly lit Hippity Hop ball descended to Earth. It could have been a budget remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, minus Keanu Reeves. … Continue reading

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Turning the Page

Gee, I might just live forever. No, I haven’t been listening to the theme from “Fame” again. (“I’m going to learn how to fly – high!”) But I have been getting some encouragement from Smithsonian lately. According to an article … Continue reading

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The Next Step

When we lived in Kansas, Heather once had a surgery that kept her in the hospital for a week. I know it was a week because of the parade of food that resulted. If you’ve ever lived in the Midwest, … Continue reading

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Familiar and Strange

Lately my life has been set to the sounds of “Hamilton.” Granted, it’s not exactly uncommon for me to put a Broadway cast album on heavy rotation. But this time I have a lot of company. The rap musical about … Continue reading

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Riding Out the Storm

The Snowpocalypse returned to Longmont on Wednesday. If you read social media at all, I’m sure you saw the shock and horror. “A blizzard in March? Really?” “Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.” “Happy spring, everybody!” The thing is, if … Continue reading

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Owning the Worst

I’m going to ask my fellow Denver Bronco fans to go to a very dark place for a moment. Imagine that the recent Super Bowl bus accident was worse. Imagine that Von Miller, our monster with a license to sack, … Continue reading

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Hands of Hope

There’s an exhaustion that threatens to border on despair. I think a lot of us are there now. I know I am. I’m tired of this. What else can you be when you see the same situations play themselves out … Continue reading

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Picking Up The Peaces

It’s time to enter the deep end. You know what I mean. The Christmas season. The most full-immersion experience this country offers,  unless you count the marketing for the new Star Wars movie. The wrapping paper and decorations hit the … Continue reading

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Cracking the Case

There’s something very soothing about being in an Agatha Christie play. I admit that sounds a bit odd. After all, Dame Agatha delighted in mayhem. Over dozens of books, she never found a cause of death she didn’t like, from … Continue reading

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The Moment of Pain

Sometimes news is hell. I don’t use the word lightly. Yes, at the best of times, the daily news can seem to hold enough misery, anger and grief for anyone. Major wars. Minor cruelties. Kardashian news. We know it, we … Continue reading

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