Monthly Archives: July 2018

Superhero Laundry Day

Crime Grime Fighter! I spent half my childhood wearing a cape. Granted, my super-outfits consisted of bath towels and swimsuits (nothing this fancy). Nevertheless, I was–and continue to be–a legend in my own mind! How many times did you save … Continue reading

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The Road to Wisdom

“I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.” ~Carrie Fisher Aging isn’t for sissies, as the expression goes. A very old patient recently visited a doctor friend of mine. “Good … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Beauty abides in common things If only we choose to see it And grace will turn our limbs to wings If only we choose to free it ℘  “Often when we blame our artists for painting ugly things, they are but striving to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 124

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: Gina’s Questing Beast turned out to be unlike anything she’d anticipated.(WARNING: Graphic imagery) ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Just then, a squirrel,…

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The Life of a Writer

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow     “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. As you get … Continue reading

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Us vs. Them

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I am profoundly disturbed by the current rise of nationalism in Europe, in the Americas, in the Middle East, in nearly every nation on earth. Powered by the false logic of isolationism and protectionism, each…

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Forgiving Ourselves

One of the few things more damaging than not forgiving ourselves is believing that there is nothing to be forgiven for.     “To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, even though     we have rebelled against … Continue reading

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