Monthly Archives: April 2015

I’m Creative!–No, Really

Author Erika Kind has good feelings about me.  Please don’t blame her for this lapse in judgment–she and I only recently started following one another’s blogs and she doesn’t know the real me yet.  In fact, she thinks so well … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 53

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Thirteen: Domestic Blitz Previously: Zack and Gina returned home, wounded and bruised, having promised to send the mysterious Objects (currently in Zack’s room) back to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 52

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twelve: Prophecies and Promises (Continued) Previously: Gina and Zack began to realize that the immense bird Aviar considered their arrival in Ismara the fulfillment of an … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 51

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twelve: Prophecies and Promises Previously: Thanks to her brother Zack, Gina was rescued from the hands of a ruthless pixie princess and two immense black … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 50

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Two immense black widows had begun to push their stingers into Gina’s eyes just as Prince Jenblevó entered the cave… … Continue reading

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Rubio Dives In!

Florida Senator Rubio announced his run for the Presidency yesterday. Supporters chanted, “Marco!”  While children at a YMCA pool next door shouted, “Polo!” ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ ~Want something a tad deeper? Read How I–Ahem, How God–Revolutionized My Prayer Life

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How Memorization Revolutionized My Life

Connecting With God, Part 5 (To read Part 1, click here) I’ve been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show. So you’d think I’d be pretty good at memorization. Nope. Memorization was always the thorn in my theatrical side, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 49

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Gina stalled for time as princess Feyrdú waited to take her life. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina continued her “confession,” desperately plagiarizing, … Continue reading

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Stalling for time, Gina began “confessing her sins” to the murderous pixie princess Feyrdú. Meanwhile, her brother Zack assembled a … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son to death. If God really … Continue reading

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