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  1. The Bombs Bursting in Air

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    July 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    We like to think of my dad’s extended family in two distinct groups … those licensed to handle fireworks and those who throw roman candles into bonfires just to see what happens.

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  2. What’s For Dinner?

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    June 30, 2011 by wcobserver

    There are people out there who love to cook. They have television shows and dinner clubs. They create meals without recipes. They chop, they stir, they whistle while they work. But over time, I’ve had to accept the harsh reality. I’m just not one of those people.

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  3. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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    June 18, 2011 by wcobserver

    Fred Rogers was one of America’s most beloved educators, authors and television personalities. He taught over a generation of children the difference between right and wrong. He was considerate, thoughtful and kind. He didn’t belittle, patronize or dismiss. He was warm, generous, and for over 30 years, he led by example. Mr. Rogers was a gentle man … but more importantly … he was a gentleman … and ultimately, he was exactly what he set out to be … a good neighbor. It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about Mr. Rogers and what it means to be a good neighbor. I guess I’ve always been what you’d call, a “cup of sugar” neighbor … that is to say … the kind that will loan you a screwdriver, an egg … or … well … a cup of sugar. To be honest, neighbors and friends have always been sort of separate things for me. In my world, a neighbor brings in your mail if you’re away on vacation. But a friend drives you to the airport to go on the vacation. A neighbor jump-starts your car if you left the lights on all night. But a friend loans you the money if you need a new battery. ​ …

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  4. Golden Years

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    June 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    One down, four to go. My oldest son graduated from high school last week … and with any luck the remaining four will do the same over the next 12 years.

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  5. Moving on Up

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    May 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    When I started writing Serving the Burned Side Down I promised only one thing … “after reading about the loose operation that I call my life, you’re likely to feel better about your own.” It’s been a year since I said that … but I’m pretty sure I’ve delivered.

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  6. Day By Day

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    May 19, 2011 by wcobserver

    Another Mother’s Day has passed. But at least I’ll always have the memories of my boys trying to decapitate each other with the Wii remotes, my daughter telling a stranger that he was fat, and the joy that comes with dropping a large jar of spaghetti sauce on the floor, making the walls of my kitchen look like the inside of a spin art machine.

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  7. How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

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    May 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    A couple of weeks ago, in a zoo in Bristol, England, a baby duck somehow wandered unwittingly into a gorilla cage The gorilla, much to the surprise of all who saw the event, did not harm the duckling. In fact, a photograph showed the gorilla sweetly cradling the little ball of fluff as if it were a new pet.

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