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Letter Be

By the time this appears in print, Gil’s letter should be almost ready to arrive. Gil is my stunningly brilliant 6-year-old nephew. (No, it’s not short for Gilbert, and yes, my sister is an Anne of Green Gables fan.) He’s … Continue reading

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The Daily Pay-Per

Forget the lemonade stands and the car washes. If you want to make a quick few bucks, social media may just be your cash cow. Or at least a very small calf. For those who missed it, the Associated Press … Continue reading

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Train of Thought

Ever since the news, my inner Arlo Guthrie hasn’t stopped singing. Writin’ on The City of New Orleans, Simon & Schuster, Monday-morning rail, It’s got 15 cars of would-be J.K. Rowlings, Three pot-boilers, 25 plots so frail … The occasion, … Continue reading

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Another Story

My name is Scott Rochat, and I am a notebook addict. It clicks in without fail, every back-to-school shopping season. Ten- or twenty-cent spiral-bound? Fifty-cent composition book? Drop a few in my basket every shopping trip and never mind the … 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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The Heart of a Bear

It was Mama Bear who gave me my first inkling of how this thing called pregnancy worked. Papa Bear gave me some of my earliest woodland survival lessons – usually by spectacularly screwing up his own efforts. And Brother and … Continue reading

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