Tag Archives: love

Fierce Love

Thought for the Week I’m not a violent person. In fact, when I was studying method acting in college—the tap-into-your-feelings approach made famous by Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro—I had difficulty inhabiting a particularly violent role because I’d never … Continue reading

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Fatherhood and Beyond

Photo by Josh Willink Today is Father’s Day in the U.S. A day when I remember how imperfect my father was, and yet how good a father he was. Just as I know my children can say the former of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Love

Once upon a time there was bold young princess, and a dashing young prince. They met, and the rest is, well…the story of our daughter Beth and new son-in-law Sergio. This is a pretty Facebook-y photoblog, but many of you … Continue reading

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No Life Without Risk

Image by Luke Porter The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack had returned home via the wishing map, only to … Continue reading

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Joyful Return

Photos: (Left) Daughter Beth and (new) Son-in-Law Sergio when they first started dating. (Middle) Princess Beth. (Right) Beth’s Wedding Shower So, my wife and I just flew home from California “and boy are our arms…” Oh, never mind. Our arms … Continue reading

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The Funny Ha-Ha (as opposed to This Smells Funny) Collection

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Photo by Laurentiu Lordache Thought for the Week Today is Memorial Day in my country. As with Remembrance Day and related days in other countries, it’s set aside to honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives in service to others. But … Continue reading

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Bless the Beasts and the Children

My heart has been troubled at how unimaginably brutal our world has become of late. So the only thing that felt appropriate was to post this collection of reminders, both silly and sweet, that love and kindness still exist. For … Continue reading

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Insurmountable

Erasure Poetry Collage My Featured Blogger this week is Constance (Conny) Bourg of Tender Rebellion. Conny is a poet, essayist and digital collage artist who lives on the Flemish coast of Belgium. Her work is sometimes direct, sometimes cryptic, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

Image source: Zion Fine Arts “You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and I know this right well.” ~Psalm 139:13-14 … Continue reading

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