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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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Watching From the Shadows

Missy and I had been sitting on the couch when we heard the jingle. “Shhh,” I said. “I think she reappeared.” I set my tablet down, looked behind the furniture. Sure enough, a pair of small eyes gleamed back. After … 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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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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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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Coming of Age

This year, as Heather likes to put it, our marriage is old enough to vote. Or to smoke. Or even to get married itself. Yes, it’s been 18 years since Heather and I stood in a friend’s garden and said … Continue reading

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Running the Course

LeeAdianez Rodriguez had been running late. And then she was just running. And running. And running. The 12-year-old New York girl had meant to line up for a family 5k race in Rochester, a run of about three miles. Somewhere … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Order

It’s almost time for the Colorado Rockies to break our hearts again. We all know what I’m talking about. This is the team that routinely leads the league in home runs, batting average, and shattered expectations from about mid-April onward. … Continue reading

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Horton Hears an Owww!

There’s a place in your head where your cranium sits, And it craniates daily without throwing fits, But sometime last December, my cranium crashed, Making thinking as hard as a week-old Who-Hash,   There came first a wave, Pounding hard … Continue reading

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Spoiled Again

By the time this appears in print, I may actually have seen the new “Star Wars.” I know, I’m just a little late to the party here. By the time I actually walk into a theater and launch into that … Continue reading

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