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Column – Vocabulary dumbbells

February 3, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

My brain is getting fat.
Not the nice, plump, filled-with-good-information kind of fat. The lazy, turning-to-sludge-and-blubber kind of fat. Continue Reading&

Column – Nothing ever goes back in the way it came out

December 16, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

It was the jigsaw puzzle from hell. And it reinforced one of life’s most valuable lessons. Continue Reading

My grandma, the candy dish

December 14, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The candy dish was anything but sweet.
It was ugly. It was dingy yellow and the lid had this horrid brown flower as the handle. But the worst part about the candy dish? Continue Reading

Column – The parenting puzzle

September 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Raising children is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Continue Reading

Column – That’s my Grand Casino story

July 8, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

You’ve probably seen the cutesy commercials about down-on-their-luck souls whose lives have been changed with the spin of a wheel or flip of a card. Continue Reading