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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part Two (Conclusion) I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… To read Part One, click here. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Heavens

Like all beings with souls, I have been perpetually in awe of nature. And yet I’ve always yearned for something more. Even before I believed, I looked for what was “behind” the night sky. I sensed that the spiral precision of leaves, the engraver’s … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part One I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… Some years back, my comedy act Mitch … Continue reading

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Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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Dear God

Hey, it never hurts to ask. “When you bear one another’s burdens, you fulfill the law of Christ.” ~Galatians 6:2

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My Father’s Apple Trees

(See video below) My dad (lower right hand corner) was a compact kid whose four big sisters called him “Wee Willy.” But he was a scrapper. Bigger and tougher inside than out. At 15, he forged his parent’s signature and … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Dad?

So, I finally figured out my dad loved me. (Why are guys’ relationship with their dads so complicated?)  It wasn’t when I wanted to find out, twenty years after my dad died. But, hey, better late than never, right? Still, if … Continue reading

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