Monthly Archives: August 2022

Sorrow – Lessons from Grief

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Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. We know this, but that doesn’t make it easier to manage. In fact, the inevitable is often a source of anxiety for some. Despite how ab-so-lute-ly…

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Welcome to Teenage Boot Camp

My Real Memoir We were in junior high school, theoretically, to learn Math, English, and Social Studies. But we all knew the real reason we were there: to learn how to be cool, so they’d let us into real high school. … Continue reading

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Sinking Sand

Photo by Dan Grinwis Thought for the Week I was an atheist, and insufferably superior about it. I considered myself more rational, more progressive than my naïve religious friends. But there was one thing I couldn’t explain: The Wallaces. They … Continue reading

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Be Real

“Humility makes us real.” ~Thomas Merton †

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The Cloud Shepherd

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. En route to find his sister somewhere in the world of Ismara, Zack was … Continue reading

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Bumper Stickers Forever!

There’s a rumor that car bumpers offer some kind of protection, but we all know they really exist (along with back windows) as a place to say that one thing that will instantly correct everyone’s wrong-headed opinions, or invite them … Continue reading

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The Way That Led to Me

Photo by Katie of A Virginia Writer’s Diary Five years ago, Rhonda of Pollyanna’s Path (whose blog I still read and enjoy) nominated me for a blogger award. These days I leave such awards to newer bloggers, but I found … Continue reading

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Empty People – Empty Churches

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I see no need to attend church. I know it sounds crazy coming from a pastor but the truth is I have trouble giving a good reason to show up every Sunday let alone…

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The Day the Movies Came to Me

My Real Memoir I was born loving movies–it’s in my DNA (Mom loved all kinds of movies, along with books about movies, Dad loved action flicks, especially sci-fi). I was even named after a movie character, “Mitch” in the long-forgotten … Continue reading

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The Way You See…

Thought for the Week “The way you see the world is how you live it.” ~J.R. Rim “See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting.” ~Douglas Adams “When we … Continue reading

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