Tag Archives: patience

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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Hidden Stories

Not long after Roger Moore passed, a friend sent a clip of him I had never seen before. It had no car chases or amazing gadgets, no beautiful women and hideous henchmen, not even a single utterance of “Bond … … 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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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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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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A Duchess in Waiting

When I leave for the store at night, Duchess parks herself beside the window and waits.  It’s a familiar position. For the newcomers, Duchess the Wonder Dog is the older of our two canines, a 13-year-old mix of border collie … Continue reading

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Walking in the Dark

The distance falls away softly, a yard at a time in the still of a Longmont night. Step. Step. And step again. Even just a few blocks from Main Street, sounds are muted and far between. The metallic chime of … Continue reading

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Mountains and Molehills

When I was a kid, my folks once got into an argument over whether or not peanuts were a fruit. It was silly. It was inconsequential. And it was hard to stop once it got started. On our first Christmas … Continue reading

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April Love

As I write this, the Colorado Rockies are sitting on top of the National League West. King of the hill. Top of the heap. Masters of all they survey. Or, more realistically, the lords of April. I can see some … Continue reading

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Lost in Boston

They’re painful. Uncomfortable. Three words that I’ve hated saying for years. No, not “Tulowitzki’s injured again.” Try instead “I don’t know.” As a little kid, I hated saying it to my sister Leslie. So much so that when she asked … Continue reading

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