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Observations: Living and learning in the present

Observations: Living and learning in the present

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For the second night in a row, Sammy cried before falling asleep. We could see the pain in his brown eyes and in his soft, furry face.…

Observations: Crossing roads, waving goodbye

Observations: Crossing roads, waving goodbye

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Perhaps it is such that the dead are milestones for the living. Rock star, actor, human transformer, and perhaps a man who really did fall to Earth,…

Observations: Serendipity

Observations: Serendipity

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Sixty years ago, a newspaper in Colorado Springs made a typo on a Sears Roebuck advertisement. Sears was offering children the opportunity to call and talk to…

Observations: Merry Christmas. And thank you.

Observations: Merry Christmas. And thank you.

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For nearly as long as I’ve been sharing the stories of South Hillsborough and beyond in the pages of this wonderful newspaper, I’ve known Barbara Jones, the…

Observations: We’ve come to this

Observations: We’ve come to this

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In a different lifetime, I worked as a programmer for a large retail company. One particular project, with about 10 people on the team, was a big…

Observations: A simple life

Observations: A simple life

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I love the TSA Pre-Check program. I don’t have to take anything out of my bag, or remove my shoes or other odd bits of clothing. It…

Observations: We outnumber them

Observations: We outnumber them

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Since the last time this newspaper landed on your driveway, or in offices and stores across South Hillsborough, the world has changed. Hundreds of thousands of words…

Observations: What dreams may come

Observations: What dreams may come

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Something horrible was about to happen. I could feel it. Some energy force was about to overwhelm the planet; or perhaps an enormous asteroid was about to…

Observations: Something extra

Observations: Something extra

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The guitar looked like absolute hell. There were cracks in the finish; whole parts of the varnish were missing, revealing the raw, rough wood underneath. Based on…

Observations: Let me know if I can help

Observations: Let me know if I can help

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Whether driving down freeways or walking down jetways, we can get around this spinning blue ball we call home like only a few generations previous could not…

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