Monthly Archives: February 2015

Live Long and Prosper: Why We Say Goodbye to Heroes in Story

Today a longtime childhood hero of mine died – Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek for over 40 years. When I learned of Nimoy’s death, I started thinking about why heroes in stories are so important to us, … Continue reading

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A “Ruff” Winter Storm

As we celebrate the first snow day of 2015 (finally!), I remember a winter storm that had a lot more bite to it. Christmas night, 1987, a freezing rain started hitting our raised deck. Still in the excitement of Christmas, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of….what?

Valentine’s day hasn’t been about Valentines since I was three years old. That was the year my little sister was born on, you guessed it, February 14th. I was only just grasping the concept of cards, candy and balloons when … Continue reading

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