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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Abandoned

Abandoned cars, ships, factories, houses. Some seem lonely, orphaned. Others deserve their fate. They cry, “I was beautiful and important once!” And we reply, “No, you never were.” Many are beautiful only now that they’ve been reclaimed by a splendor … Continue reading

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In a World Where…

I love doing voice-overs. And fortunately I’ve gotten to do a lot of them. I did my first recordings back in the 80s as a member of the comedy trio Isaac Air Freight: 5 studio albums and 7 limited edition … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Achieving from Harry Potter

My Featured Blogger this week is Meschach Kanyion. I don’t know much about Meschach, except that he’s a pastor who says “I study the life of Jesus so that I can become like him and help others do the same.” … Continue reading

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