Category Archives: Youth

Parade Illuminations

Last night was the Parade of Lights in our small, farming community of Brighton. We’d been once before, but not for many years. Last time it was so cold the soles of my feet went numb. But we had reason to go … Continue reading

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Merit Badge

I heard a story at dinner the other night that caught me up. It sounded reasonable enough on the face of it, but something about it just stuck in my craw. It just felt wrong. It went like this: A … Continue reading

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Alphabetical Order

Have I told you how much I love James Gleick’s The Information? If I haven’t, I find it hard to believe. There haven’t been many conversations in which I didn’t at least mention it since I stumbled upon it (and I mean that literally, … Continue reading

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The Club

We arrived for our tour of the Brighton, Colorado branch of the Boys and Girls Club as the sun was starting to set on the day. It had been another bone-chilling one, with temperatures in the negatives, and I’d barely slept the … Continue reading

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