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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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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 blue-eyed twins

Though mirror images of each other, the twins had opposite ways… For Phil, life was a party in a burning house.  He often said, “I’m a thief of life- -I want to grab as much as I can before death catches … Continue reading

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fable of the tightrope walker who lost his nerve

After years of performing, one night the tightrope walker looked down. He’d learned from beginning to keep his attention focused forward.  But that evening, as he stood poised on his high perch, ready to step upon the rope… …for some … Continue reading

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to a future generation from a pessimistic optimist

This message is addressed to a future generation… …the generation that will clean up our mess after we’re gone. Dear Future Generation… Right now, you may be asking yourself, “What were my ancestors thinking?  Didn’t they see that was bad … Continue reading

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extraordinary ordinary people

I say Martin Luther King, Jr. blessed all us ordinary folk… …when he chose not to join the Freedom Riders on their trip. In 1961, that multi-racial, multi-generational group boarded buses and traveled throughout the South to protest segregation. Leaving … Continue reading

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freedom fighter

As most children do, I dreamed of being free… Finally (a century later, it seemed), I got my freedom.  At the age of eighteen, I left home and over the years, moved here and there, to one city after another, … Continue reading

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