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SILENT ABBEY: A reminder that what you perceive reflects who you are

SILENT ABBEY: A reminder that what you perceive reflects who you are

A monastery, high in the mountains, the steeple on the edifice nearly piercing the face of God, sat silent and stoic for centuries....
August 7, 2016 × 0 comments

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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. She...
April 24, 2016 × 4 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 on...
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 and...
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 through...
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 home....
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 brand...
December 12, 2015 × 1 comment