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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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More Adventures in Knotty Knitting

September 21, 2017
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More Adventures in Knotty Knitting

Knitting is a legal addiction. It’s relaxing and it’s fun. You can make pretty things that way, too. The problem is, to make pretty things you must FINISH whatever you are making. I know this.…

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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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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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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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The day a mysterious package came

March 17, 2017
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My wife and I don’t use our home phone. We use our cell phones. In fact, the only people calling us on our land line are salespeople and scammers, making me often wonder why we…

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Kid has more fun at Disneyland without Mom and Dad

February 17, 2017
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Before my wife and I got married, we dated. When I felt it was time to see if we had what it took to be a more serious couple, we went to Disneyland. We had…

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Xmas traditions dead as a doornail

December 23, 2016
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It doesn’t feel like the holidays. Maybe that’s because I’ve been so busy I’ve missed traditions like watching “Santa and the Three Bears,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “The Grinch That Stole Christmas.” I haven’t…

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Off without a Thanksgiving Hitch

November 20, 2016
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It’s Thanksgiving—time for my Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon! My wife and nine-year-old son roll their eyes. Hey, it’s tradition. I get that they don’t get how Hitchcock suspense movies have anything to do with a…

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Pumpkin Pie

November 11, 2016
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Last year before Thanksgiving, my son, who was 9 at the time, tried to convince me that Mommy hated pumpkin pie. How can you hate pumpkin pie? “It’s one of her favorites,” I said. “Mommy…

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