Monthly Archives: January 2020

Insectopia!

When I was a kid, I found the world’s biggest, hairiest spider in the gutter in front of my house! I should have left her alone, but I didn’t. I poked her with a stick, and then watched in horror … Continue reading

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Habits

It took a while to break them in. But I finally did. And by now they were the most comfortable shoes I’d ever owned. So I wore them longer than any shoes I’d had before. I knew them, they knew … Continue reading

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the day after

Originally posted on unbolt me:
there are many things i just cannot comprehend why give them head space why enshrine them in my heart go ahead and call me fool i wish only peace serenity for the soul merely do…

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Tips for Writers: Frustrate Your Hero

Writers, I know what you’re thinking, “Well, of course. I always seek the Rolling Stones’ advice when I’m creating characters and storylines.” Or maybe not. But Mick does have a point: Instead of building a conventional dramatic arc by having … Continue reading

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“Us Time” With God

Connecting With God One of my favorite comic strips when I was a kid showed an astronaut radioing Earth, “No signs of life,” while standing in an immense footprint he’d mistaken for a crater! Previously (God, Are You There?), I … Continue reading

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Wounded Pride

       “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”       ~Proverbs 16:18       So remember, “The Lord will fight for you. You need only be still.”   ~Exodus 14:14 Ω The … Continue reading

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Exposing the Truth

I could wish this wasn’t a true story. But it is. A high school friend and I argued constantly. We had Gym class together, and one day we argued all the way to the showers and back to our lockers. … Continue reading

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