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Island of the Lotus Eaters, revisited

I’ve revised a story from Homer’s Odyssey: the brief episode on the island of the Lotus Eaters. First, consider the book version: After Odysseus drops anchor at that island, he sends forth three of his crew to investigate… The three … Continue reading

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not fighting Mercury in Retrograde

Recently, while watching a program on the mysteries of the Universe, I began to wonder… …when is the next Mercury in Retrograde period? The scientists on that program would certainly say: Mercury in Retrograde is bunk.  During those three-week periods, … Continue reading

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fable of the angel, the ship, and the big step

An hour before departure, I stood gazing up at that monumental ship—that grand silver tower—knowing it would deliver me to new worlds…faraway lands…beyond old borders… This voyage of exploration would expand my mind, my perspective in ways I couldn’t conceive. … Continue reading

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fable of the little bird who died happy

One afternoon, a fledgling bird, fresh from the nest and still unsure of its wings, came to rest on a wire strung between two tenement buildings… As the bird took a breath, it suddenly felt an odd stirring in the … Continue reading

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fable of the mouse who lived as a rat

A poor street mouse, desperately looking for a home in the cold rain… …found the backstage door to a theater open.  There, under the facade of a house front propped against the wall, a mother rat nursed her litter.  The … Continue reading

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the fable of Bill & Edna’s ark

We know about Noah’s ark, but not about Bill and Edna’s… …though their boat was just as big as his. Like Noah, Bill and his wife listened when God spoke and obeyed his command. After studying the fundamentals of shipbuilding, … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who went to a “godforsaken” place

The TV news described the place as “godforsaken”… And who would argue with those bleak images? Not the woman in the comfortable chair.  She stood up and said, “I’m blessed with a rich life while those poor people suffer.  I … Continue reading

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