Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year!

Have a great time, but remember: Don’t panda to your worst impulses! “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  And then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ~Ron … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 120

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: B’frona began telling Gina about the changes that occurred in her dragon whelp “Puff” after she’d abandoned him. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “At the end of … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 119

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: The miller’s son B’frona began to tell Gina about the changes that occurred after she left Rennou. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina suddenly pushed back her … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 118

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: When Gina last saw B’frona he was a boy. But the one who stood before her now was a lanky–angry–teenager. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “B’frona?” Gina’s eyes widened.  … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Forgive Me!

When I say Merry Christmas in public, I’m often rewarded with a two part response: First, the “Oh, you insensitive boob” look; then the “Ah, but your (baby boomer) generation doesn’t know any better” look. Just for the record, I do … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 117

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: Gina’s sword had led them to Rennou, the place of her greatest disgrace. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina jumped up onto the Great Porch. “Puff?  … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisons

Whether to see the new Star Wars movie… …or the new Chipmunks movie! Just kidding.  Both are bound to be classics, right? Crickets. Right? Seriously, though, I mean the real question is whether it can live up to such impossible expectations! (The … Continue reading

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Me and Princess Leia’s Mom

I’ve always been in love with movies. As a kid I wanted with every fiber of my being to be Gene Kelly. To sing like him. To dance like him. But most of all, to kiss girls like him. Especially … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 116

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou Previously: Zack and Gina’s quest led them to Rennou, the village where Gina had been celebrated as a dragonmeer (“dragon mother”). ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina stared … Continue reading

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Was Mary a Virgin?

My first semester of college I took a lecture hall class called Folklore and Mythology from Dr. Glickman, a rock star educator if there ever was one. At the start of each session, 350 students would hush as Dr. G … Continue reading

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