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How to Fix this Mess

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My Butterfly Effect

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I’ve always found the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Des Moines could start a chain reaction leading to a devastating tsunami in Sr Lanka; or,…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

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Fame vs. Flame “Fame! I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly. I’m gonna make it to heaven. Baby, remember my name!”  Lyrics from the title song of a once-famous movie that, ironically, most…

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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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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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The Wishing Map 118

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: When Gina last saw B’frona he was a boy. But the one who stood before her now was a lanky–angry–teenager. ⇔ ⇔…

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God is Love

  1 John 4:8 tells us  “God is love.”  Therefore,  if we do not act out of love we do not act for God. Period.  Note: This should never be perceived as passiveness or sentiment. Real love is a fierce and interfering … Continue reading

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