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fable of the bumpkin who walked down the road

One afternoon, as the young bumpkin worked his small bean field… …he spied, in the distance, an old man slumped with fatigue beside the road. Being kind by nature and upbringing, he filled a pitcher from the well bucket and … Continue reading

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in favor of the braveheart chicken

In 1959, Allen Ginsberg said America was having a nervous breakdown… Maybe he was exaggerating for effect. However, it’s no exaggeration to say, that in 2017, we’re a very very nervous nation… No breakdown yet, but our condition is indeed … Continue reading

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no burden of happiness upon me

I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy and I’ll punch the man who says I’m not!         — from the song “I’m Happy” by Ivor Cutler I define “happiness”, very generally, as a sense of well-being… … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Ever-Changing Circle

I’m going in circles. …according to my dreams. In my dreams, I often circle through an area and arrive back at the place where I began. But usually, I don’t stop there—I keep on circling. So what do these dreams … Continue reading

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movie mirror

  We spend so much time, energy, and money looking for meaningful stories… Obviously, we’re driven by a need… This strong need drove me to see the movie After Hours three times in three weeks, back in 1985.* In the … Continue reading

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I’d Better Believe It!

  The cartoon above is based on a dream… …a sleeping dream from a few years ago. In the dream… I’m climbing up a set of stairs. I come to a place where two steps are far apart—one stair looms … Continue reading

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Finding Them in Me

  What do we see in them? What do we see in Prince William and his winsome wife Kate? I think it’s good to ask, because the answer could help us know ourselves better. If we are to save ourselves, … Continue reading

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