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The Queen of Soul

Titles and accolades are often little more than hype. Not hers. I was honored to meet Aretha Franklin decades ago when my band did an ABC special with her. Like many artists, she was an introvert, with a shy smile … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

Start Here I believe in the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own), hence the name of this blog site. I also believe in the power of words to change how I think and live—and … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

“Tell ‘em there’s power in Story,” the old gnome whispered. “Power ter heal and power ter hurt. Tell ‘em ter use their stories ter heal.” ~from The Wishing Map Source of my blog site’s title–and something I believe in rather … Continue reading

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Shake the Gates!

You have the key. Use it!

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Alien Invasion!

2,000 years ago our planet was invaded by a Being of inconceivable power. His spaceship: the womb of a Jewish teenager. His weapon: a form of love more powerful than all of the lasers or phasers that will ever be … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 131

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: Gina began her final defense against the suddenly-immense Questing Beast. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Every few seconds the Beast tried to free itself by jerking its head to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 97

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Not caring whether he lived or died, Zack entered a strange cottage and encountered the mysterious Rhema. ⇔ ⇔ … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 83

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 to be storysmiths, Zack invited … Continue reading

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