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Love me, love my dog?

I live in a family that lives by the creed, “Love me, love my dog.” I don’t buy it. Why do I have to love their dogs? They are always…

What happens to football heroes?

On a silver wing, a prayer and a football game, the trip was on my mind. I couldn’t think too long, the kids were supposed to pick us up at…

Ripping off the mask

I said to My Sweet Al, “I just finished writing an article for this week’s deadline. I’m sharing some of the comments I received about the mask and Bass Reeves,…

Send in the clowns

A funny thing happened on the way to this column. Our family’s weekly trip to Pueblo happened. It was for the football game between CSU-Pueblo and the Colorado School of…

Love, duty and toilet seats

My day started when I opened my eyes. I looked at the clock. It was 4 a.m. My mind was ramping up. It was time to get up. Why? Because…

The people behind the masks

We have two family members who are hard to read. They’re in their own world, and wear invisible masks. They have the potential to succeed far beyond the family’s expectations.…

Sweet Al’s sandbox on the Blanco

I was sitting in the dark with a cup of coffee enjoying 5 a.m. on the Blanco. I was rolling over in my mind a recent comment I heard. My…

Dripping with friends

My Sweet Al has always referred to my artist friends as “flaky.” To me, they are unconventional, with a slight twist of strange behavior. Al has changed his mind over…

It’s how you look at things

“Pssst, come here.” A man pulled me aside at our writers’ critique group. He leaned into me and whispered, “I don’t know how to tell you this, but before I…

Table manners: Up the Greek without a paddle

I was invited to a banquet the other night. I said, “Yes, I’ll be there. My Sweet Al is with his brother hunting doves in New Mexico and I will…