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Fantastic Tales

Beware the dragons. Watch out for the trolls. And always remember that heroes may be hazardous to your health. Not your usual prescription, I grant you. But it’s apparently second nature to Graeme Whiting, an English headmaster who made international … Continue reading

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Walking on Dreams

“Look a’ that!” When I hear those words and that tone, I know what I’m likely to find. I glance to where Missy’s finger is stabbing the magazine page and I’m not disappointed. “Whoa,” I say appreciatively. “Cool shoes, Miss!” … Continue reading

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A Word Out of Place

Who can forget the climax of “Gone With the Wind” when Rhett turned to Scarlett and shockingly, unforgettably told her “My dear, I don’t give a darn?” Or the pages of Shelby Foote’s “The Civil War” where William T. Sherman … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dreams

It’s been rabbit season for a while now. And I’m loving it. More specifically, it’s been “Harvey” season. And after a year’s break from theatre, I’m very fortunate to have been caught by the world’s kindest man and his giant … Continue reading

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Stage Left

There’s a doorknob on my desk from a troupe that ceased to be. The Doorknob Award usually garners a few questions when people notice it. The simple answer is that it’s a prize given for overcoming technical difficulties, where the … 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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@%#%!, My Dear Watson

Anyone got any digital soap? They may be looking for some at IBM, where the renowned computer Watson has been making headlines again. And like many a young celebrity, those headlines aren’t exactly what its “parents” have been hoping for. … Continue reading

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Something Went “Click”

The living room had been struck by a toddler tornado. From one end to the other, the floor displayed the unmistakable signs that my 2-year-old niece Riley had been present. Scattered toys. Well-strewn cookie cutters. Discarded magazines. And not a … Continue reading

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A Rose for Neil

A longtime friend found herself in a reflective mood this week. “I keep finding myself wondering,” she wrote online, “what Neil Armstrong thought about when he looked up at the moon every night.” It’s a question that holds its own … Continue reading

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Game Face

Lexi Peters is a 14-year-old who really has her head in the game. The video game, that is. Peters’ face is now the default model for female hockey players in the new NHL video game by EA Games. It’s the … Continue reading

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