Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Lush Life

An Embarrassingly True Story I was 11 and it was my first New Year’s Eve party. Sort of. It would be at least two more years before I was allowed to attend a Real Party. The moment we stepped into Aunt … Continue reading

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Deep in December

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~Mother Teresa “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is … Continue reading

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…and Goodnight, Debbie

I posted a tribute to Carrie Fisher yesterday, with no idea that today I’d be posting one about her mother, Debbie Reynolds. My childhood crush, Debbie broke through to stardom in the film Singin’ in the Rain (possibly the greatest film musical ever … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Sweet Princess…

Nimble-witted, tempestuous, and almost too tender-hearted for her own good–that’s the Carrie Fisher I remember. Goodnight, sweet princess. Praying* for the girl I met long ago and for the woman she became. I wrote an indirect tribute to her a while back. If … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 45

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Zack continued to search for his sister Gina, while she herself sought the help of…

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Overlooked

Some of my friends’ birthdays fall on or near Christmas day and so, sadly, they tend to be overlooked. Take my friend Jesus, for example.

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Ants on the Sidewalk

Socrates said, “The only thing that makes me wiser than anyone else is that I know I know nothing.” It’s good to remind ourselves from time to time how clueless we truly are. Think of it this way: You are … Continue reading

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