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Instant Wisdom

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “And then goes on and on for like freakin’ forever!” ~Derek Tzu (Lao’s nephew) If only wisdom were microwaveable.

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Fun House of Pain My fingers have every reason to think I hate them. I cut more chunks out of them than I did any actual wood when I whittled as a kid. (“Note: Carve away from us, not towards … Continue reading

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Attack of the Lusty Cicadas!

Flashback: I took a cross-country trip when I was 15. We stopped to make sandwiches at a park in Amarillo, Texas. I remember two things about that park: First, it was where I met my lifelong pen pal Judy. Second, there was … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 33

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eight: Liulah (Continued) Previously: Guilt-stricken, Liulah decided to restore Zack’s humanness. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack gave no real resistance, because…

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Yesterday I Was Clever

No one can remain young, though some approximate it by remaining foolish. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi

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I Can Hardly Wait…

I can hardly wait  until this mediocre moment becomes a treasured memory “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”   ~Rita Mae Brown

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