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fable of the middle-aged werewolf

A man new in town warned the townspeople that he became a werewolf every full moon night… Of course, no one believed him.  But the man seemed quite concerned for their welfare.  So, to be polite, they followed his instructions … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who tried to see as the man saw

“If you ever tried to see the world from my point-of-view, you’d realize I’m right,” the man told her. “I wouldn’t want to pollute my eyes,” the woman replied.  “But okay, okay—here’s what I’ll do: “Just for today, I’ll try … Continue reading

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the un-thief: a Christmas story

After being robbed himself, the thief finally saw how he’d caused so many people so much pain… Thus, from that moment forward, he decided to be the un-thief. As the un-thief, he returned to all those houses he’d burglarized.  Entering … 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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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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the shadows of Halloween

On Halloween, we become walking metaphors… We’re quite aware of what we’re doing: by putting on a mask, we reveal some hidden aspect of ourselves. We display our inner pirate, our inner goblin, our inner Dracula… …while with our smiles … Continue reading

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