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Never Grow Up!

Grow? Yes, in all the ways that count. But “grow up?” Hmm, maybe we should rethink that. Gina Marinello-Sweeney puts it this way: “Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with ‘adult.’ But I truly feel that maturity may … Continue reading

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Real Men Refuse to Grow Up!

I don’t play, I multitask. For example, I’ve discovered I can save time by peeing in the shower — that’s not immature, it’s practical, right? Seriously, though, if it’s wrong to lock up a child, then maybe it’s also wrong … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Spider and Other Tales from My Childhood

My Real Memoir As wonderful as my babysitter’s magical garden was, it clearly wasn’t up to OSHA standards.* But then I grew up in an era when kids were expected to fall out of trees, stub their toes, fall off … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Animals Just Love Me to Death I love animals. And as a result, I suppose, as with humans, few are indifferent to me. Most think I’m swell. But some, like humans, want to kill me. The latter are the source of … Continue reading

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Weird Children

The school year is over, and children are at play again. Sign Interpretation: Billy (in slow motion): “Throoww me the ballll, Bobbyyy.” Bobby: “I caaaann’t, Biillly, I have nooo shoulderrrrs.” Billy: “Welll, thenn, I think our gaaame has reached a … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Animals Just Love Me to Death I love animals. And as a result, I suppose, as with humans, few animals are indifferent to me. Most think I’m swell. But some, like humans, want to kill me. The latter are the source … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Let the Scarring Begin! I have an impressive collection of scars, despite the fact that I’ve never played hockey or rugby. Yes, I’m clumsy. I’m not proud of that fact, I’m simply resigned to it. It’s been there from the … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 87

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 out to the middle of … Continue reading

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