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The Rockwood Files

The Rockwood Files: Letter to My Machines

Dear appliances, We’ve been together a long time now. And you’re great. Really, you are. I want you to know how much I appreciate all the work you do around here. I seriously don’t know […]

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The Rockwood Files: The gift of perspective

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 My birthday plans were simple. Maybe a little shopping with my mother, who was visiting for the weekend. Maybe I’d talk my dad into planting some […]

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The Rockwood Files: A Tale of Two Nights

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 One night 12 years ago… The night didn’t get started until 9 p.m. My friend JC and I, whose single-girl apartments were a few doors away […]

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The Rockwood Files: Life on Ice

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 The kids and I were glued to the television last night as the six o’clock news played. A big ice storm had already begun to move […]

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The Rockwood Files: When Ice Isn’t Nice

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I’m human, and sometimes I’m wrong. One of the hazards of writing for newspapers is that sometimes you get to be wrong in print for lots […]