Monthly Archives: November 2021

God, Summer Camp, and Talking in My Sleep

My Real Memoir We’d finally arrived at big kid’s camp! Camp Osceola, amid the pines of Southern California’s highest mountains, was amazing. The moment we got off the bus, we were assigned to our cabins. We ran to our new … Continue reading

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Big Choices Are Hard

Thought for the Week “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, … Continue reading

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Hello, God?

(See videos at end of this post) My friend Mina is proudly neopagan. What’s a neopagan? Good question. It would be easier to say what a neopagan isn’t, since they represent more of a subculture than a specific set of … Continue reading

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The Woman at the Front Door

Image by Yaseminmsl The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. The big red-headed woman stepped up to the … Continue reading

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Ad Slogans – What We’re Really Thinking

It’s shopping time again! From Black Friday (though this year it’s more like Black Everyday), to Cyber Monday, to infinity and beyond! Along with the emails we get from advertisers we never subscribed to (click ‘unsubscribe’ and give them your … Continue reading

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Forever Grateful

Because we’ve each received the gift that makes all other gifts possible – our very existence – may we adopt the persistent and unshakeable habit of offering thanks every day for as long as we live. “Gratitude is not only … Continue reading

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The Common Threads That Connect Us All

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
You never know what your going to get. Random, I know but….today, I’m a poetry rebel and challenge you to explore beyond the acceptable tends. There are a lot of poets out…

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The Year I Almost Believed

My Real Memoir My life as a kid was earth-bound. Our home was secular, as were those of my two best friends. Christmas was about getting presents and eating a lot. Easter was about hunting for eggs and eating a … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow Wise and Surprise Everyone

Thought for the Week “The older we get, the faster we were” (printed on t-shirts at a college runners’ reunion). We can’t buy wisdom, we can’t inherit it, and we certainly can’t download it. Yes, it’s based on experience, yet … Continue reading

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What Do You Live For?

“If I find myself in a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, … Continue reading

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