Monthly Archives: October 2013

Communicating Across The Generational Divide

  Holly watched her daughter Megan burst into the living room. She landed on the couch and produced a sound Holly knew well. Teenaged angst. It was followed by a long, weary sigh. The entire time Megan clicked away on … Continue reading

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Really Smart People

  Olaf Magnusson stood in the Lecture Hall Aula Magna, accepting his Nobel Prize for physics when, by mere accident, he realized his pants zipper was open.   The terror of the moment was lessened by the relief he was … Continue reading

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Dreams of Laser Vision

  For as long as he could remember, Brandon has worn glasses. Having four eyes was seriously life altering. He couldn’t play football. Or hockey. Girls at his school weren’t attracted to guys with glasses. Things only got worse when … Continue reading

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Life With Grant: The Apple Juice Incident

  At two thirty in the afternoon the waiting room of Dr. Elijah Ramses was filled with patients. Grant entered, looked carefully at everyone in the room, then made his way to the front desk.   Mel followed Grant and … Continue reading

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Reading the Media Tea Leaves

  At the second intermission of the Maple Leafs game Rainer made his way to the lounge. He hoped to schmooze with a few members of upper management that he spotted sitting in the platinum seats owned by the corporation. … Continue reading

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A Manly Intervention

  “Do you mind if we stop at the drug store for a second? I’ve gotta pick something up for Cheryl,” said Luke. He turned into the parking lot before getting an answer.   “Look at you, the dutiful husband,” … Continue reading

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The Perks of Fatherhood

  It was Friday evening. Joe was in the mall, looking for his family. He wondered if this was a vision of things to come now that Becky and Chelsea, his daughters, were on the cusp of their teenage years. … Continue reading

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