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the fable of the truly powerful penguin

One morning, a little penguin, hoping to escape his feelings of littleness, swam out to an iceberg. As he hopped onto the berg to bask in the sun, he imagined life as a powerful giant… …but soon fell asleep and … Continue reading

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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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the fable of a dove reborn

While walking along a country road one summer morning long ago… …I did as boys often do: I stepped on something dead.  Yes, deliberately.  A dove with a twisted neck lying in the dust and gravel. I’m embarrassed in my … Continue reading

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fable of the museum penny

A museum guide, tired of being ignored by the visitors she watched… …placed a penny in a plain wood frame, then hung the frame on a gallery wall, nestled among significant works of art. Ironically, she received more questions about … Continue reading

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the fable of the songbird & the frog

THE FABLE OF THE SONGBIRD & THE FROG When the songbird told him you’re no match for me the bullfrog countered: by who’s measure?— yes, many have opened their windows to your song but the few who’ve opened to mine … Continue reading

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the fable of the astronomer & the mushroom picker

The astronomer of our story often wandered the fields at night, his eyes and mind lost in the vast array of stars above… But on this particular night, his steps took him toward a pit dug into a country field. … Continue reading

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the fable of the dragon who lost his fire

Unable to find suitable employment after graduation, a dragon accepted a job at a company of cows… He was careful, of course, to hide his dragon-ness.  He restrained his breath, lest he shoot out a mouthful of fire. He tried … Continue reading

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