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When You’re Smiling

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It was a beautiful Saturday in June. As my Father drove his Cadillac on Dundee Road, I gazed out at the sun shining on the passing trees making them a rich green that reflected on the windows. I had come down from Minneapolis for Memorial Day weekend. In the car, my Mom sat in the […]

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Big Head

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When I was in Fifth Grade, I was coming out of the bathroom one day and a fourth grader, Todd McWilliams, looked up at me and said… “Hey Big Head!” Big Head? I have a big head? Like physically? Or, a big head because I’m overconfident? I never told anyone what happened because why would […]

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From Robbie to Bob to Rob

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All the guys in sixth grade did it. Each and every Bobbie and Robbie did it. They all became Bob. Robbie, I was told by some of the other boys was a girls name. “Cool! I’m gonna be, Bob Dorn. I don’t have to have a girls name anymore. It was exciting, it was a […]