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GRANDMOTHER TURTLE’S SHELL: A home made with love and care

GRANDMOTHER TURTLE’S SHELL: A home made with love and care

Grandmother’s wisdom and gratitude In the beginning, Turtle had no shell. She was born very, very old and very, very wise....
April 24, 2016 × 3 comments

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FALLING OFF THE MAP: A journey to hell and back

FALLING OFF THE MAP: A journey to hell and back

Note: Sections in smaller type denote flashbacks to an earlier time.  Part One: Kessler 1.  Something whizzes by my head and...
April 16, 2016 × 3 comments

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IMPERMANENCE: The ever-persisting cycle of youth and age

IMPERMANENCE: The ever-persisting cycle of youth and age

In central Beijing on a cool, smoggy Monday morning, an old man who’d come down from a village in the north to visit his successful...
February 28, 2016 × 0 comments

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ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 2 of 2]

ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 2 of 2]

This is the conclusion to a story, set in the late ’90s—read part 1»  Cyber-launch I arrived in St. Louis in mid-July...
January 29, 2016 × 3 comments

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ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 1 of 2]

ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 1 of 2]

Part I Flight under cover of darkness I walk out of my house at 4 a.m., carrying my duffel bag and guitar, and make sure the door...
January 16, 2016 × 2 comments

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THE MOUSE AND THE DANDELION: Lessons in life and love

THE MOUSE AND THE DANDELION: Lessons in life and love

“Excuse me, excuse me, move over, coming through, ahem, pardon, beg yours,” said the mouse, as he scurried rather randomly...
January 10, 2016 × 0 comments

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THE ELEVENTH HOUR: The real Santa Claus and his message

THE ELEVENTH HOUR: The real Santa Claus and his message

It was the eleventh hour before the clock struck midnight. I was fast asleep, but woke up to the sound of wood creaking in the...
December 24, 2015 × 2 comments

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WE ALL HAVE WINGS: Thoughtful conversations between a snake and a butterfly

WE ALL HAVE WINGS: Thoughtful conversations between a snake and a butterfly

A chance meeting A serpent sat in the branch of a tree. There, he saw a caterpillar that had just hatched from an egg. It was...
December 12, 2015 × 1 comment

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THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE COURIER: Empty boxes full of joy and cheer

THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE COURIER: Empty boxes full of joy and cheer

A man answered a newspaper ad for a job as a delivery courier. He got the job, and his employer, an eccentric billionaire, paid...
November 24, 2015 × 0 comments