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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It’s Dr. Seuss’s birth-ish date, so let us stop and celebrate a man who made us all feel better than a Sneetch’s favorite yakhair sweater. You taught us not to think so small, sir, and made our hearts two sizes … Continue reading

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The Shepherds

Dan and Trish Shepherd drag their clan, two teens and three little ones, “the meemies,” into a diner called Whoopees. The meemies immediately begin running amuck. “Hey!” Mom shouts. Dad comes to the rescue: “No grass until the sheep get … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 91

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: By pushing the childlike naims beyond what they could comprehend, Zack unintentionally sparked armed…

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Stay Young

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius “He’s not ugly, you’re just looking with ugly eyes.” ~Friend’s daughter, age 4 “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” ~Alice in Wonderland … Continue reading

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Change the Future

“We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our children, that we forget about leaving better children to our planet.”  ~Gerry Burnie “It would be better to have a millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well

“Though the boys throw stones at the frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, they die in earnest.”  ~Bion of Borysthenes (325 – 250 B.C.) Suicide is now the number three cause of death among children, and at … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

I had a wonderful mom, and am truly grateful for her.  But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who loved me, then without losing a drop somehow magically filled up with love for our first child (every time … Continue reading

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