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Looking In

In the wake of an attack, normality can be the strangest thing of all. When the first reports came out of London, my heart sank. This seemed to have the earmarks of a scene that we’d witnessed many times in … Continue reading

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It Came Upon the Small Screen Clear

It’s the simple things that mark the arrival of the holidays at Chez Rochat. Things like discovering which of our pre-lit tree’s lights have pre-burned out, so that we can have the stimulating mental exercise of finding and untangling our … Continue reading

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Crash Landing

Before Disney and the heirs of Jim Henson sic an army of googly-eyed lawyers on me, I need to be clear about one thing. Cookie Monster did not eat my computer. But his disco past has a lot to answer … Continue reading

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Just Bust a Lip

Some people have the moves like Jagger. Somehow, I wound up with the upper lip instead. OK, not “somehow.” After all, I do live in a slapstick movie that Chevy Chase would envy and Mel Brooks would direct. Part of … 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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Triumphant Through Defeat

When you think about it, our country celebrates a pretty odd birthday. I’m not talking about the fireworks bursting in the sky while stomach linings are bursting on the ground. As Erma Bombeck once said, it’s a wonderful thing that … Continue reading

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Just a Minute

Union Station has the words “All aboard!” My niece Riley puts it a bit more simply. “Go-go!” And off the Riley Express rolls again. The Riley Express is a red Radio Flyer wagon that arrived under the tree this year … Continue reading

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Burning Thoughts

At some point, you’d think there would be nothing left to burn. If only. Every week, every day, a new fire seems to start, an old one seems to grow stronger. Names that were places to visit are now battlegrounds. … Continue reading

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