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Turning the Page

Gee, I might just live forever. No, I haven’t been listening to the theme from “Fame” again. (“I’m going to learn how to fly – high!”) But I have been getting some encouragement from Smithsonian lately. According to an article … Continue reading

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Fantastic Tales

Beware the dragons. Watch out for the trolls. And always remember that heroes may be hazardous to your health. Not your usual prescription, I grant you. But it’s apparently second nature to Graeme Whiting, an English headmaster who made international … 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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Just My Type

I opened the covers of The Empire Strikes Back Storybook and blinked, stunned. Sure it had been a long time. But how had I forgotten this? I hurried upstairs to Heather, the thin hardcover volume in my hand. “Look, hon,” … Continue reading

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A Word Out of Place

Who can forget the climax of “Gone With the Wind” when Rhett turned to Scarlett and shockingly, unforgettably told her “My dear, I don’t give a darn?” Or the pages of Shelby Foote’s “The Civil War” where William T. Sherman … Continue reading

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And the Banned Played On

Who knew I’d been reading Missy such awful stuff at bedtime? It’s been almost three and a half years now since I began reading to Missy, my wife’s developmentally disabled aunt who’s been a combination of sister, daughter and gleeful … Continue reading

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The Book Twice Traveled

Missy leaned in slightly as Harry Potter counted down the seconds to his 11th birthday. “Maybe he’d wake Dudley up just to annoy him,” I read from the side of her mattress. “Three … two … one … BOOM!” At … Continue reading

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A Rose for Neil

A longtime friend found herself in a reflective mood this week. “I keep finding myself wondering,” she wrote online, “what Neil Armstrong thought about when he looked up at the moon every night.” It’s a question that holds its own … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Dawn

Missy let out a whoop from the window seat. Another bad guy DOWN! “Wow!” Heather called out from the laundry room, laughing as the echoing cheer reached her. It might have reached Berthoud, now that I think about it. Right … Continue reading

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Just Her Type

“OK, let’s try your name again. What’s the first letter?” A forceful finger poked out an “M” on the keyboard. Then quickly, several more. “MMMMMMMM.” “Right! Now how about the second letter?” A little hesitation. The finger searched, hovered, and … Continue reading

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