Monthly Archives: February 2017

Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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Earworm!

Behold I had the song “Dancing Queen” stuck in my head I wept I repented of all that had brought me to this piteous place Verily, did I gnash my teeth and pray for deliverance Yet naught would avail me Finally, … Continue reading

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My Blogger Recognition Award

A panel made up of Beyoncé, Stephen L. Hawking, and Mahatma Gandhi has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Recognition Award. I will be lavishly fêted at the upcoming Grammy Show and then be viciously tweeted about by Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 51

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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…

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Can the Unbelieving be Saved?

Not everyone relates to the word “saved.” But Jesus said, and our own eyes tell us, that there are people who are on paths of self-destruction, whose choices are toxic to themselves and others. Not just violent or abusive types, … Continue reading

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My Super Bowl Ad!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
(Note: You can skip to the video below, if you want to, but I’m guessing you’ll enjoy it even more if you read this first) Super Bowl has been the most watched event on American…

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True Freedom

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Politics

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” ~Groucho Marx   “He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to      a political career.” ~George Bernard … Continue reading

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A Whiff of the Eternal

What if the sense of smell did not exist? After all, no one can hear, touch, or see the aroma of new ground coffee beans, or the misty balm of jasmine blooms. Without the sense of smell we would never … Continue reading

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The Most Momentous Day of the Year! (or Not)

February 2nd is Groundhog Day, a day which reminds the world that Americans are still at the pinnacle of absurdity: People in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (from an old Native American word meaning “white men are schmucks”) wear top hats, speak an incomprehensible version … Continue reading

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