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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 myth of Tantalus, revisited

According to Greek myth, Tantalus is eternally tantalized… Whenever he tries to grab one of the fruit dangling above him, it leaps from his hand. He stands neck-deep in a pool of water.  But if he tries to take a … Continue reading

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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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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 woman who wished to return to twenty-one

As the woman reflected back on her life, she said what so many have said in such moments: “If only I could go back in time.  I’d do things differently.” But in her case, those words actually cast a magic … Continue reading

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the fable of the brighter man who’s still kinda dim

While grazing through some old photographs today… …I took a long look at a young man sitting and grinning under a wispy willow tree. I peered at him from a great distance—across a gulf many years wide. He seemed like … Continue reading

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fable of the two neighbors & the white-haired stranger

What’d begun as a friendly chat across the fence between two neighbors… …suddenly became an argument that summer afternoon. One believed in the Book of Genesis…in the story of Adam and Eve… …whereas the other accepted the theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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