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fable of the blessed fool who went on a quest

Happy Valentine’s Day.  FABLE OF THE BLESSED FOOL WHO WENT ON A QUEST The young man told the wise man: when I saw that silver palace I felt overwhelmed by an ecstasy of love. So I now feel compelled to … Continue reading

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man with a plan

The dream below seems to confirm my long-held belief… …which is: My life—every life—has a plan.  And, in accordance with that plan, we’re given what we need… …though it often seems we’ve been given what we don’t need. Consider the … Continue reading

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before Nick became a saint…

This story concerns a man who found a way to solve an inner conflict and in the process… …created our tradition of Christmas giving. As a desperately hungry boy, Nick began to sneak into people’s homes and eat their cookies … Continue reading

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the same but different

We’ve all heard these stories: Identical twins, separated at birth, who lead parallel lives… Maybe both become firemen, marry women named “Betsy”, practice taxidermy as a hobby, and love tuna melt sandwiches. Such incredible coincidences seem to suggest our genetic … Continue reading

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Fable of the Monkey King

  THE MONKEY KING Wishing to express his secret self on Halloween the man of aspiration planned to go to the party dressed as a warrior or a king or a warrior-king but the sales clerk said: “Sorry, but it … Continue reading

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fable of the strong fearful woman

For years, our heroine—we’ll call her “Elizabeth” because she likes the name—had struggled to create security for herself. She’d moved to area untroubled by tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes… …then entered well-paid profession that promised future stability.  Her employer—a large but … Continue reading

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why the world spins: an incomplete myth

WHY THE WORLD SPINS At the beginning of our small but heavy planet a woman and a man stood up from the ooze of mud but while the woman examined the curious aspects of her body the man looked all … Continue reading

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