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I mean, really, who cares?
When I was growing up, there were things about my mom which had me continually perplexed. And I don't mean things like refusing to let me get dreadlocks or subsist entirely off of bean burritos from Taco Bell.
Tales from another first day of school
One of my favorite first-day-of-school traditions in the Weld family is the annual photo, taken every year in front of the same little hibiscus tree in our front yard.
Under the Weather, Over the Moon
I've had a bit of a cold this week, and as a result, I'm having trouble staying focused on just one topic. In an attempt to quell some of the out-of-sorts energy bouncing around inside my head I'm going to cover a number of things in this week's column.
It's time for an intelligent dialogue about mental illness
I was already researching this column when Andy Weld's column about Robin Williams was published last week. I usually try very hard not to write on topics that have recently been covered. This time, I just felt it was too important to let it go.
Time to take a deep breath ...
Time for a real life update from the Harris house. We had our perfect little cocoon of a family life shaken up a bit a few weeks ago.
Robin Williams: One of the great ones
More often than not, I find myself feeling like our society makes too much of celebrity deaths.
Baby leashes don't seem so silly anymore
I want to start off this week with an apology to some of you parents out there.
Community members step up when needed
My wife was waiting in the checkout line the other day, when she witnessed something too good not to share.
Book Review: "Deeply Odd"
While the books by Dean Koontz, one of my top five authors, are loosely described as suspense thrillers, I would call them sci-fi/horror books. Whatever genre you consider them, they are not for the faint of heart, and that is one of the reasons I love them.
I might as well add in a donut ...
It's currently the end of the week, and I have to tell you -- it's been a humdinger. Raise your hand if you've ever taken a look around one day, felt that you are incredibly tired and tried to figure out why, then realized you have not had an evening, afternoon or even hour or two free since you're not sure when.
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