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A Stink Bug in the Bed

Ever had that feeling while asleep  at night and you can’t figure out what’s a dream and what’s real? I spent last week in bed sick with the flu.  For some reason, as I have recovered, I’ve been having very vivid dreams.  Dreams that felt so real, I literally felt…

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Holiday Lights

Like many kids, I loved Christmas. But it wasn’t just about the presents under the tree.  I loved everything else — the gingerbread cookies, the wreaths on the door and yes, the holiday lights. My dad kind of took a unique approach the lights.  He bought these iridescent blue lights…

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Recycling the Christmas Tree

It’s January 3 and Christmas is officially over.  Yes, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree.  Which entails a slightly different approach from the one I grew up with. In the suburbs of St. Louis, we would remove the ornaments, pack them into boxes and shove them in the…

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Chips and Dings

Thwack!  In the blink of an eye, while driving Interstate 70, it happens.  A rock gets thrown up from the truck in front of me and smacks the windshield. I squint hard to see if the telltale chip is there, but I can’t really tell because of all the other…

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