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A Thirty-Year Gift

Star Wars grabbed hold of me at an early age. I had the action figures in the Darth Vader carrying case, including a Han Solo whose hand went into the pencil sharpener, courtesy of my sister. I knew the movie … Continue reading

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The Uninvited Guest

I looked out the window one morning to see Longmont transformed. White covered the grass, the sidewalk, the driveway – enough to make a Hallmark card, not enough to make a blizzard. It was the sort of landscape that inspired … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

My home is running away from me. Yes, I wrote that correctly. It’s a simple demonstration of what Jack London might have titled The Call of the Grandchild. When two sisters with three kids between them both choose to live … 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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Love in a Cold Time

The first serious snowfall of winter always energizes me. Maybe part of me never stopped being nine years old. That’s how old I was when the Christmas Blizzard of 1982 hit, transforming the world around me with sudden rapidity. A … 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 Long, Strange Trek

On the day he died, I heard NPR replay an interview with Leonard Nimoy about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In it, he mentioned that he wanted to try something different for a science-fiction film: that he wanted to … Continue reading

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