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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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Reading and Revolutions

Heather and I have a lot of reading ahead of us. OK, that’s not unusual. After all, between us, we have enough books to be the northern annex of the Longmont Library. (“Yeah, that’s history and classic literature in the … Continue reading

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Making Magic

Heather’s youngest sister hurried up to me as the rehearsal dinner wound to an end. “Mom’s outside with Heather,” she said. “She’s sick.” My turn to hustle. Sure enough, my wife Heather was doubled over on a bench outside the … Continue reading

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A Memory of Water

The surging water quickly filled the gutter, cascading down the nearby grating in ripples and bubbles. I watched in the dark, hypnotized for a few seconds. Part of it, in all honesty, was probably fatigue. Normal people sleep at 1 … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Attention

I came down the basement steps into a sea of garbage. “Oh, Blake …” When a 70-pound dog shreds two bags of trash, the results can be pretty spectacular. Especially when you’ve just cleaned the kitchen the day before. I … Continue reading

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