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A Space Apart

Methodically, one by one, I went through the motions. Roll the neck. Flex the shoulders. Windmill the arms. Eyes closed the whole time as I carefully stretched each muscle and joint, down to the ankles. The routine was familiar. The … Continue reading

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Lighting Hope

I’d gotten halfway across town when Santa Claus mugged me. OK, not literally. There’s no need to call the fine folks of the Longmont Police Department and report a jolly old man with a fur hat and a blackjack, making … 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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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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Run of the Miller

Don’t look now, but the invasion is underway. Bang on a storm window, and half a dozen visitors may fall from the screen. Leave a door open just a little too long, and you’ll turn to find 20 of the … Continue reading

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Gone to (Tea) Pot

There are things that must happen in a Missy morning. But the greatest of these is tea. Get the kettle singing. Ready the Tetley’s – always Tetley’s, never any flavored stuff. Mix it up with a bit of milk, enough … Continue reading

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Tree Cheers

Tree Cheers   Missy loves to help. We love to let her. But we’ve learned she can get a bit – er, enthusiastic. Give her a cloth and spray, and she will gladly clean a mirror. And clean it, and … Continue reading

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A Little Something Extra

I read the email twice. Three times. It didn’t change. It wasn’t a prank. Which meant I really did have three and a half days of vacation I hadn’t known about. Wow. How? It didn’t seem possible. Not this year, … Continue reading

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A Rose for the Infield

The bat tapped the ball gently, sending a soft liner into the infield dirt. “Go, Missy!” Heather and I shouted as Missy leaned on the arm of a volunteer and slowly made her way to first base. Partway there, she … Continue reading

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Simple Brilliance

Riley’s two-year old face lit up in delight, as brilliant as the Christmas tree in front of it. “Oh-kay-kay!” she declared, bestowing her highest compliment. And with that, the slightly worn plastic tree with its strings of carefully untangled colored … Continue reading

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