Atticus Chacon

I’ve named my son after Atticus Finch: the courageous, steady, wise, and moral character, in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.Three days ago, the universal father figure, hero, lawyer, and citizen — whom readers have loved and cherished as much as I have — is no longer perfect. He’s flawed; he’s a segregationist; and he’s …

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Did I stutter?

Did I stutter?Yes, all of the time. Every single day … all day. Words beginning with Rs, Ts, Ds, and Ws were the most difficult to get out.  I often dreaded being asked my own name because it began with the letter R. I usually pronounced it with this trick — an added syllable — in …

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“Hey, that’s …”

Is this any way to act when you see a celebrity at Disneyland?I wonder what these girls did when they turned around and saw Joe Montana? (Okay, maybe that’s not really him.) But even if it’s not Montana, you have to play it like Joe always did: cool. Take it from my wife; she enjoys seeing …

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