Blowin’ And Shovelin’

It was only a few days ago when our thermometer was approaching the 70-degree mark, but I and no doubt many others knew we weren’t out of winter’s woods yet. As I type this (early Sunday evening), I can see the snow falling out my front door being pushed by a healthy west wind, while…
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She’s Got Rhythm

A few weeks ago, Grace got behind a trap set in public for the first time and played a number with the Worthington Middle School 6th-grade Jazz Band during a school Renaissance program. She was, naturally, a little bit nervous, but unsurprisingly was up to the challenge and did a mighty fine job keeping the…
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On A Binge

I don’t watch a lot of television, with the exception of sports — and even that viewing represents a small portion of time compared to a couple of decades ago. For instance, a normal Sunday during my 20s used to be spent watching football from the kickoff of the early game all the way through…
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‘It Was 20 Years Ago Today’

Those words, of course, kick off the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and they’ve been in my head quite a bit lately.   For some reason, I’ve always made mental notes of key dates in my life. I’m quite confident that a past “Tales” entry made note of July 29, 1991; that’s when…
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Winter Walkin’

This weekend, for the first time in probably two weeks or so, I took the dog for a walk longer than a trip to the end of the block and back. Given that we live very close to the corner, that means our recent forays outside had likely been no more than a couple of…
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