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Dear Denver Broncos

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Nearly six months ago, I wrote a post I never published. The Denver Broncos had just won the first game of the 2015-16 season. I was ambushed by my emotional reaction. My dad’s death was still new and grief was still a mysterious intruder with a rich life of its own.

All season, I […]

You can’t pour peace into a Denver Broncos mug

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I can’t ask my dad what he wants for Christmas this year. He died six months ago, but I still remember his voice and still hear him share his one-line Christmas list. Always and forever, be good.

This frustrated me when I was a kid. I was good! I ate the canned wax beans […]

She’s coming in, 12:30 flight

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We hadn’t meant to acquire a hamster on that spring day eighteen months ago. My philosophy regarding rodents was and still is they are good snacks for owls and foxes. They are the popcorn of woodland carnivores—plentiful, salty, can’t stop at one.

Doris Day was a sudden hamster. I’m still slightly surprised we bought […]