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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’d arrived in St. Louis in mid-July...
January 29, 2016 × 1 comment

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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 × 1 comment

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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

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THE WAY OF THE BEAR: A story of earthly creation and survival

THE WAY OF THE BEAR: A story of earthly creation and survival

One day a mother bear and her two cubs were walking near a river. The cubs ran down to the water and began splashing and jumping...
October 23, 2015 × 0 comments

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THE MINDFUL MONSTER: A children’s story about dealing with fear and anxiety

THE MINDFUL MONSTER: A children’s story about dealing with fear and anxiety

Excerpted from The Mindful Monster by Darcie Nuttall, a therapeutic story about mindfulness for kids.    Oliver Bear’s...
October 3, 2015 × 0 comments

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THE KEY TURNED: A story of mystical catharsis and shattered illusions

THE KEY TURNED: A story of mystical catharsis and shattered illusions

Part I 1. It was around 9:30 on a breezy night in the early spring of 1978. I parked my taxicab outside my parents’ house...
September 25, 2015 × 0 comments