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Puzzling it Out

Missy bent over the magazine, sharpened pencil at the ready. The point descended to circle one letter … then another … then one more. She looked up from the penciled rings, her hundred-watt smile beaming. Just letters for now, no … Continue reading

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Tugs and Stumbles

When the weather gets hot, I sometimes find myself thinking of the company picnics that my Dad’s work used to have. You may remember something similar. Lots of food, with an emphasis on potato salad. Lots of people, many of … Continue reading

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A Hitch in Time

Phil Connors, the fictional weatherman, once lived Feb. 2 over and over. No matter what he said or did, he’d wake up in the morning to find it was Groundhog Day all over again. What an amateur. If Phil popped … Continue reading

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A Light Matter

It still feels wrong. It’s like the Grinch that stole Boxing Day. Or Ralphie getting a Nerf gun under the tree. Or Santa Claus taking to the skies in a B-52. (“We have chimney acquisition!”) But there’s no avoiding it. … Continue reading

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Happiest Birthday

She doesn’t look it. But it’s true. Missy turns 40 this weekend. There was a time when no one would have bet on 20. For the folks who don’t regularly read this column, Missy is my wife’s aunt and our … Continue reading

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Red Queen’s Race

It’s hard to think when she’s hurting. I look at those seven words. Then look at them again. They don’t seem to go far enough. And they seem to fit far too well. She’s been hurting a lot lately. This … Continue reading

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In the Know

When Missy is in a bit of a mood, she can suddenly become the most knowledgeable person on the planet. “Come on, Missy, it’s time to step out of the tub.” “I know!” “Sorry, Miss, the tea’s not ready yet. … Continue reading

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A Staggering Achievement

Hop. Hop. Hop. The single leg pumped hard as Liu Xiang made his way around the track. The crowd cheered, not a medal, but an effort. Hop. Hop. Hop. Everyone had seen the fall. The pain. A dream dashed for … Continue reading

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