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the fable of the man, the wind, and the oak tree

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… The bet was: who’d be the first to get the man to remove his jacket. When the wind blew, the man only clutched his jacket more tightly. … Continue reading

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the fable of the boy in the well

The townspeople didn’t worry about the boy until he fell down a well… …and disappeared into its opaque waters. Ever so often, his parents would stop, would gaze down into the well… …and dare to believe their son might still … Continue reading

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fable of the new old well

All seemed alright in our village… …until… …the well in the square went dry. We couldn’t believe the well had failed us.  But the empty bucket could not be denied. We tried praying for rain.  But only briefly.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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the fable of going from well to well

A woman of natural curiosity went from well to well over the course of her life. Though many didn’t care what she did… …there were those who said: “Why can’t she find what she wants in any of those wells? … Continue reading

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the fable of the woman, the man, and the educational waters

Their relationship was balanced… She washed him with her tears.  And he washed her with his. But then one sunny morning… …after they’d wept together a good while… …the woman suddenly knew they were done.  She didn’t know how she … Continue reading

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fable of the man who atoned by pushing a stone

Perhaps I’ve become too cynical… …but I’m usually skeptical of public figures who tell us, “I’m sorry.” Seems like such a easy thing to say after being caught in a dastardly act. Maybe such apologies would be more believable if … Continue reading

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Signs of a Struggle

  An African fable challenges me… In the fable*… A leopard tracks a tortoise through the jungle… The big cat doesn’t really need the turtle—it has better game to hunt… For that matter, the turtle has done nothing to hurt … Continue reading

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