Category Archives: Life as I Now Know It

To Pete S., Wherever You Are…

In the small town where I now live, there are a series of independent coffee shops. It was a scandal when the local satellite of a national food chain remodeled and installed a Starbucks. The coffee shop I favor has … Continue reading

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Dear Trevor

  Santa Claus The North Pole   December, 2005 My Dear Trevor: As you know, it is a very hectic time of year for me. I got your Christmas wish list as well as your brother and sister’s.  I know … Continue reading

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Random Rainbows

I am trying to find the words to express a magic so ordinary and mundane that it make it all the more magical.   Sometimes the simplest moments are the most profound. If anyone is lucky enough to take it for … Continue reading

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The Angst of National Sibling Day

I am sitting in an airport waiting for my flight home. I spent the weekend in Chicago visiting my son at his college and marveling at the amazing man he is becoming. While I was backing and forth-ing and smiling, … Continue reading

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The Clear View Behind

Just another round of errands driving around town. Another check yet again. Yes, it is still true. The back seat of my car is empty and we are heading home alone. This time, however, confirms the permanence of the clear … Continue reading

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Small Town Sports

Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps this happens in every town where there is a high school and high school sports teams. Helicopter parents aside, high school sports can make the political arena in Washington look like pikers. I have a … Continue reading

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