Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Different Kind of Flood

Hurricane Harvey (or Tropical Storm Harvey, now that it’s made landfall) is being called a Storm of the Century. It has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in the Gulf of Mexico, has been called the worst disaster in Texas … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 80

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued) Previously: Waking up alone (and with a hangover) at the Inn in Kellansend, Gina learned…

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I’m Adorable!

Rhonda at Pollyanna’s Path nominated me for a Liebster Award (= favorite” or “adored” one in German). I’m flattergasted (sometimes only a made-up word will do). Rhonda’s site is pretty adorable too, btw. Rules: I’m required to Thank the nominator … Continue reading

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Enemy

“Our greatest enemy lives in the mirror.” ~The Wishing Map

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Be Real

            “Humility makes us real.”             ~Thomas Merton

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Have you ever felt a sense of incompleteness, a longing for something beyond your earthly reach? ~The Wishing Map “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Fun House of Pain My fingers have every reason to think I hate them. I cut more chunks out of them than I did any actual wood when I whittled as a kid. (“Note: Carve away from us, not towards … Continue reading

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These are the Voyages…

How lucky am I? If our garage door opener hadn’t broken down, I’d never have realized it looks almost exactly like the Starship Enterprise!  Well, OK, I mean, sort of, a little, if you squint. Anyway… Now, just $458.16 later, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 79

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths Previously: Zack was spirited away by naims (gnomes). Meanwhile his sister Gina, who’d gotten drunk accidentally,…

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Unleashed

Lily, a six year old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day… …another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. He soon … Continue reading

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