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Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

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The Dark Knight Rises… And Tries to Steal All My Candy

This year for Halloween, I went to my dad’s house to do a load of laundry and pass out candy. I sat on a plastic chair on the front porch freezing my buns off, a tan Tupperware bowl filled with bite-sized chocolate bars perched on my lap. Dad remained indoors – where it was warm, I might add – working on his absentee ballot for the presidential election. He sat at the dining room table so he could watch the parade of costumed trick-or-treaters through the front window.Continue reading Halloween 2016: Bad Batman and Other Stories

Bathtub Magic

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Ford-Bacon House (1897), now the Bacon Memorial District Library Wyandotte, MI
(Photo: Andrew Jameson)

As far back and I can remember, Mom used to take my sister and me to the public library every couple of weeks to return the pile of books we’d borrowed during our last visit, browse the collection, and build a brand new stack. It was magical, and I loved it!Continue reading Bathtub Magic

The Case For Halloween

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Why isn’t Halloween a national holiday?  It should be.  Children and adults all across the nation dress up in costumes.  There are parties to attend, candy to collect and eat, haunted venues to visit and scary movies to watch.  That’s a lot of time and preparation!Continue reading The Case For Halloween

The Sleeping Bag Incident

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When we were kids, we’d get conscripted to do a lot of boring work that was supposed to build our character and make us appreciate what we had.Continue reading The Sleeping Bag Incident

Poor Skipper

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Once upon a time, when I was… younger than I am now, I had a Skipper doll.  For those of you not “in the know,” Skipper is Barbie’s younger sister.Continue reading Poor Skipper

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