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October Bits from the ‘burbs

October 13, 2017
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HALLOWEEN’S ALMOST HERE—My 6-year-old son has seen “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at least 3,000 times. That was just this month. After a recent viewing, he said, “Daddy, it’s Halloween time — we better…

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Things My Father Taught Me

October 10, 2017
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My father was an extraordinary man. He was an attorney who won 99% of his cases. He played piano like a virtuoso even though he couldn’t read a note of music. He was extremely well-read.…

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Random Bits from the ‘burbs

September 15, 2017
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GOOD REASON—There’s a perfectly good explanation for the garage band down the street. I’m told someone will make up the explanation later. FREE COUCH—My 6-year-old son and I were on a walk to the park…

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It Can’t Be Labor Day… I Have to Go Swimming!

August 30, 2017
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During the summer, my husband Jon and I go to our local swim club on Sunday mornings to do some laps. We aim for 10:30, when the gates open. That guarantees we won’t have to…

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Back to school means no more fun

August 25, 2017
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Summer has come to an end, which means the fun is over. They were there for good times in the mornings on days I went to work late, and they were there when I got…

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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

July 28, 2017
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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

We said we’d wait at least another decade before going back to Disneyland after the last exhausting visit, but there we were, only two years later, going back. Such a reversal in not without precedent.…

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Wife not pushy about Amazon dash buttons

July 21, 2017
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My wife goes along with my random ponderings—theories about the universe, why things happen as they do, world issues and, of course, why American life isn’t complete without Amazon dash buttons. “Have you seen those…

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Will I be a grandfather or a grandmother?

July 13, 2017
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Yeah, life. It’s a thing, ain’t it? You’re rolling along, way too busy, doing too much of what you don’t really want to do and not enough of what you do. Then, one day, you…

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Happy ending to dog’s tale

July 1, 2017
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Our pet beagle eats his food fast—really fast. I wondered if we should do something about it. So my wife told a friend, the friend told another friend who was a veterinarian, and the veterinarian…

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Ford Motors East?

June 21, 2017
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Ford moves factory to China after Trump pressure not to move to Mexico In fairness, Ivanka does so much biz in China they’re like family Paul LanderPaul Lander is not sure which he is proudest…

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