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50 Years Ago Today

Bobby Kennedy was assassinated fifty years ago today. Much more has been written about the death of his older brother John F. Kennedy. But the death of Bobby, our once-and-future president, had even more impact on my generation than JFK’s. … Continue reading

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The Invisible War

I had a friend whose left leg was an inch shorter than his right. For years he tried to hide his limp and, as a result, developed chronic tendonitis and stalactic bone spurs. He finally had “weird shoes” made (his … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 94

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack was stunned to discover that the terrifying apparition who’d halted the naims’ civil…

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The Wishing Map 92

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: The naim (gnome) child Bud was pierced by an arrow as Zack struggled to…

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The Wishing Map 91

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: By pushing the childlike naims beyond what they could comprehend, Zack unintentionally sparked armed…

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The Wishing Map 89

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack began pressing the culturally non-competitive naims to choose a “winner” in his storytelling…

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Change the Future

“We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our children, that we forget about leaving better children to our planet.”  ~Gerry Burnie “It would be better to have a millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into … Continue reading

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