Monthly Archives: February 2022

Guilty

Photo by AJEL Thought for the Week A 60-word story She didn’t realize she’d done it. Still, ignorance is no excuse. What had she done? She’d threatened to hold another person hostage, insisting that that person meet her every need … Continue reading

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Be a Fountain

Photo by Trudy E. Teemley The way of this world is to take, but Jesus called his followers to reverse that formula, saying, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, we’re called to: “Be a fountain, … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Die From Falling Than Being Eaten!

Source: wallpapermaiden.com 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. After falling into another world, somehow surviving, and then … Continue reading

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Sunrise or Sunset?

Have you ever looked at the sun in a photo and wondered whether it was coming up or going down? The sun doesn’t change, so what does? Our world. When the day begins, the air is cool and clean — the … Continue reading

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My Blogger Self-Recognition Award

At the Florida Comedy Film Festival  just weeks before the COVID pandemic broke out in 2020 (not my fault!) A special panel made up of Oprah Winfrey, Mahatma Gandhi and Justin Bieber has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Self-Recognition Award. … Continue reading

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In the name of puberty!

Originally posted on THE SASSY WEIRDO:
Image:courtesy Being a woman is great. Sometimes though, I wish I could trade in my uterus for a pair of balls. And by sometimes, I mean the 5 days(give or take) period of pain…

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My Final Summer with Grandpa

My Real Memoir While raindrops hang from bare branches outside my office window, reflecting grey winter skies, I’m thinking about summer. And not just any summer, but my final summer with Grandpa Frank. Pencil-mustached Frank McLaughlin, former air ace and … Continue reading

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The Right Decision

Thought for the Week Today is Presidents Day in my country, and also the birthday of our first president George Washington. And even while we celebrate it (or at least enjoy the day off), our country’s leaders and those in … Continue reading

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I Am Involved in Mankind

Photo: Mitch Teemley “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as … Continue reading

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A Bird of Prey…the Size of a House

The Wishing Map concept art developed for the original Disney animated series. 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 … Continue reading

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