Year: 2013

  • Nicholas

    I like the name Nicholas so much that I gave it my son. It didn’t have any family connections but it does have a connection to a man who was born in Greece in the year 270 who I think of as a friend of the family. The story goes that he was the only […]

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  • Merry Music Monday – Greensleeves/What Child is This?

    One of my favorite things about this time of year is the way that it encourages reflecting on the past, both personal and historical. Memories of my dad and my childhood are very happy ones. Another of my favorite things about Christmastime is the music. It’s just about the only time of year to hear […]

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  • Flash Fiction Friday – Mistletoe

     A mutation of evolution had left Alexis without a heart. At least that’s what she told herself. Brandon had turned his off after one too many instances of abuse, both to and from his wayward organ. It was going to take a miracle to get either of them functioning again. She didn’t like him. There […]

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  • Momentum

    I got sad today for about 30 seconds. Sometimes it can take me an hour or more to get over it but I can’t sustain it much longer than that without some specific unhappy event. Some people are the same way with happiness: unable to build momentum. Some religious people can see God in all […]

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  • Flash Fiction Friday – The Story of Bob

    His full name was Wendell Robert Forsythe the fourteenth. XIV. Legend had it that each generation of Forsythes produced exactly one child, a boy, and each had the same temperament, laugh, and sunken eyes. They all started off left-handed; some stayed that way. They all spoke in the same soft, low, slow way and they […]

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