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My Turn: Questions from a 4-year-old

There is nothing like a conversation with a 4-year-old to keep you on your toes.

Kids can ask questions that you never thought about. Often, you have no answers for these inquiries and wonder if Internet research would help.

I know all...

My Turn: Creativity isn’t free

Last week, I took my laptop to Taylor Books on Capitol Street to get caught up on some writing.

I holed up at a table near the “Local Interest” section and put my nose to the screen.

As is often my problem, I became more...

My Turn: Practice and patience for life’s traffic jams

Left foot on the clutch, right on the brake.

Turn the key in the ignition.

Release the parking brake.

Give it a little gas.

Ease off on the clutch — too fast.

Stalled out. Again.

Left foot on the clutch,...

My Turn: Love was a romantic comedy … of errors
My Turn: Love was a romantic comedy … of errors

‘When Harry Met Sally’ turns 25, still has one lesson to teach

My turn: Watch the seasons change at a summer cookout
My turn: Watch the seasons change at a summer cookout

I’ve come to think of summer as the “flag months,” given the opportunities for star-spangled banners and bunting to go on display from Memorial Day and Flag Day to the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.

While there’s...

My Turn: What he knows now about fatherhood that he didn’t know then
My Turn: What he knows now about fatherhood that he didn’t know then

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Five years ago this spring, I learned that I was going to become a father, which at the time provided column fodder wherein I wondered how I’d do as a dad.

Now, with a brood of two — a boy, now 4, and a...

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