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granted

Originally posted on ProlixMe:
You’ll roll your eyes at the mess of my hairbrush. I’ll curse when you forget to lower the toilet seat. One night, we’ll go to sleep still angry and upset. But in the morning, I’ll wake…

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Ugly? Or Uniquely Beautiful?

“So ugly they’re cute?” “Going through an awkward stage…just finding their style?” (See Before and After shots of humans.) Or uniquely beautiful? All of the above, actually. Because variety really is the spice of life–and the spice of life shelf … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park: An Exercise in Characterization

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
From the shoes I wore in the Writers Guild. (We breathe life into our stories by showing  instead of telling. Paint a picture with your words that transports the reader. – Laura…

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While We Were Away

Is this what the world would look like if the pandemic didn’t end? The scientific word is entropy: things crack and crumble, they disintegrate. But they’re also invaded–by water, soil, light, life, transformed from the unnatural into the natural. As … Continue reading

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He Will Guide Us

What an unexpected era we find ourselves in, comparable only to those of the world wars, when reminders of our mortality assault us daily. Still, death has always been with us, as Seneca the Younger observed in the first century … Continue reading

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They Have So Much to Teach Us

If only we’ll listen. (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A. A. Milne “Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think … Continue reading

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Life With a Purpose

Connecting With God “The purpose of your life did not begin with you, and it will not end with you.” ~The Wishing Map Purpose. No amount of Freudian psychoanalysis can explain away the need for it. Unless we succeed in … Continue reading

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Build Your House on a Rock!

Connecting With God This post and the last Connecting with God aren’t the flashiest I’ll ever write. But they may be the most important. Why? Because prayer is the most important thing we can do. Period. Real prayer—not empty ritual—is … Continue reading

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Fist fight with the mirror.

Originally posted on You, Me, Music & Life:
It would be pretty amazing if we all could have a superpower, what would you go for if you could pick one? Invisibility sounds good, but definitely has the potential to get…

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The Path

“Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~John 8:12 ~from The Confessions of Peter (a six monologue series by Mitch Teemley)

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