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Dolls Re-imagined!

A post on dolls? Hey, there’s a pandemic out there, and dolls can’t catch it! No, I’m not playing with dolls—yet–but I became utterly fascinated when gathering these images. I discovered that dolls are sculptures-with-attitude, made by humans-with-attitude! Oh, sure, … Continue reading

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Imagination: A World Without Limits

The nagging reality of our world these days seems to be limits: limits on what we can do, where we can go, who we can see. But imagination has no limits. No virus can stop it. Painters, sculptors, photographers, writers—all … Continue reading

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O 2 B a Child

There’s a sentimental notion that children are better storytellers than adults. They aren’t. They’re better believers. Adults tell stories, but children live them. Because they understand what we’ve forgotten: that the things we imagine are just as real as the … Continue reading

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Reality 2.0

Reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Our external senses don’t tell us everything, just enough to function in the world around us, to pretend it’s orderly and makes sense. In a way it does–in a way. But meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Clouds

What are they trying to tell us? Then again, maybe it’s not so much what they’re trying to tell us, as what we’re trying to tell them. “There is divinity in the clouds.” ~Lailah Gifty Akita “Clouds in the sky … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 105

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” (Continued) Previously: A raging storm overtook the fisher folk’s boat. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ When Zack opened his eyes, Shelcor was…

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Tips for Writers: Write What You Know?

A successful writer friend once went tiradical on me when I mentioned the literary admonition, “Write what you know.” “I hate that!” she shouted. “Why?” “It restricts you! What if you want to write about something you’ve never experienced?” Interestingly, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 87

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack gathered the naims (gnomes) for a storytelling contest. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack walked…

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The Wishing Map 83

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued) Previously: Deciding the only way to escape from Naimian was to teach the naims how…

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What We See Matters

But how we see matters even more.

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