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Oooh, Shiny!

I may have finally found my sport. Mind you, I’m not without competitive talent. If someone announces a punning decathlon, I’ll be right at the starting line. The 100-meter deadline-anxiety dash has my name written all over it. And my … Continue reading

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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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Dropping the Ball

A couple of years ago, on a frozen New Year’s Eve, I watched as a brilliantly lit Hippity Hop ball descended to Earth. It could have been a budget remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, minus Keanu Reeves. … Continue reading

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Coming of Age

This year, as Heather likes to put it, our marriage is old enough to vote. Or to smoke. Or even to get married itself. Yes, it’s been 18 years since Heather and I stood in a friend’s garden and said … Continue reading

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Making Change

Duchess the Wonder Dog is wondering how to get up on our bed. It’s no small puzzle. Not for the mind, I might add. As part lab and part border collie, Duchess is an honor student among canines. She’s especially … Continue reading

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April Love

As I write this, the Colorado Rockies are sitting on top of the National League West. King of the hill. Top of the heap. Masters of all they survey. Or, more realistically, the lords of April. I can see some … Continue reading

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Bringing the Year to Book

With the exception of the Muppet version, my Mom has never really liked “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It makes sense. Musically, it’s the holiday equivalent of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” Logistically, it strikes a little too … Continue reading

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Tower-ing Achievement

As soon as Labor Day weekend hit, my wife Heather packed up her suitcase, hit the road and headed for Wyoming. Gee. I didn’t think my puns were that bad. No fear. This was a trip 25 years in the … Continue reading

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Simply, Simon

After a week of wonders, from resigning Popes to exploding space rocks, the biggest one of all came Sunday. Right, Simon? Simon is my newest nephew. He entered the world around 2 in the morning, not far from Seattle. And … 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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