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Because You’ve Been There

Because You’ve Been There

A friend and I were catching up recently. We hadn’t seen each other for over a year. During that time, my life, though rich and full, had been continuing along its usual course. By contrast, my friend has travelled to faraway lands, met loads of new people, and...
Tales of a Recovering Blamer

Tales of a Recovering Blamer

At first light I shuffled into the kitchen to make coffee. A saucepan sat on the stove. So, while reaching for the old-school Melitta pour-over carafe, I jerked the saucepan off the unlit burner. Cold water splashed onto my face and drenched the front of my t-shirt....
Going Up the River

Going Up the River

[Listen to Audio]  Some friends had just treated Joy and me to dinner in an upscale restaurant in a large urban setting. On the way to the parking deck, I glimpsed a man holding a toddler in one arm and a bit of cardboard with handwriting on it in his free hand. The...