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Good

I do not know how to put good in the world. I can be kind rather than harmful. I can choose to smile rather than glare. I can throw my money behind causes I actually believe in. But it all … Continue reading

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Scotland Dreamscapes

I went to Scotland once. This travel journal makes me want to go back. Our trip happened in the summer of 2003. The beauty of that place was like nothing I’d ever seen before, and the travel bug took root. … Continue reading

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Subjectivity

Blurring the lines, graying the area, cross dressing. Tipping the scales …letting them waver. Getting out of the box and obscuring, to acknowledge subjectivity. Realizing it was never that simple. And you’re so, so very glad it wasn’t.    

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A New Level for Vintage “Little Mermaid” Obsession

This Wednesday post is not technically based in health, science or practicality. And in the name of all the princess and mermaid and snarfblat lovers out there, I care not. This is about magic and true love. Ok, well, maybe … Continue reading

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Inclusive, Progressive Humanity

“He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in.” -From the poem “Outwitted” by Edwin Markham, American … Continue reading

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Fish: Part 2 of ?

It’s been a while… here’s Part 1. I awoke with a start to the flapping sound of wings. The gull that had been digging though the crumbs of my basket, scared by some shift of the wind, rose high into … Continue reading

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Snapshot Rush

Wow. I’d forgotten about this one. I’ve touched it up a little (very little), but originally wrote it during the fall semester of 2006, for Prof. Osborn’s fiction workshop. It makes me miss my days at Russ’… just a little … Continue reading

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Resurrecting a ‘Dead’ Museum

In my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, we have an aging building that used to house our public museum. Since the completion of its replacement in the 1990s, the 1940 Art Deco/Art Moderne museum of my childhood has acted as … Continue reading

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OMG

On a Micromanaging God: I do not think that is the way a Universal Mind would do things When I hear a sermon on coming back to Church that seems directed so perfectly to me I deem it a Happening … Continue reading

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All the Fine Men

George Washington would have made a great boyfriend. As a young man he was tall, strong, had thick reddish-brown hair and, at the time, his own teeth. He was very focused on his career and carried good family connections. Even … Continue reading

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