Monthly Archives: October 2014

Move On

Ghosts don’t do much talking as a rule; they’re too self-absorbed. That’s why they walk through walls. They’re too busy dwelling on their own problems to notice that the hotel has been remodeled since they died in it in 1850. … Continue reading

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Cost of Living

Once upon a time, there was a little village, nestled deep in a wooded valley, where no one ever died. You might think that it would have been the happiest village in the world. It wasn’t. The village was in … Continue reading

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You Can’t Run Away Forever: Confronting a Dark Past (Part 2 of 2)

Joseph Flora, a university professor, once included Shane in a course he conducted on American literature. He found the student’s aversion to the character of Shane interesting, and rationalized it with this statement: “At century’s end, in post-Vietnam America, believing … Continue reading

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Mind Over Matter

The migraine had lasted for three days. Paul begged his wife to go see the doctor, but she just glared at him in the bathroom mirror as she swallowed down another Excedrin. “Honestly, Paul,” she said, once the pill had … Continue reading

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You Can’t Run Away Forever: Confronting a Dark Past (Part 1 of 2)

Former president Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it;” he would certainly know something about regretting the past. Among his many acts as President, he is remembered by most … Continue reading

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The Fable of Stingy Jack

They called me Stingy Jack, but I still say tis a matter of opinion. When all you’ve got is nothing, being charitable tisn’t in your best interest! Aye, I may have lied, tricked, and deceived my way through drinks and … Continue reading

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Casting a Ballot with a Clear Conscience (Part 2 of 2)

However, no one said that being a sovereign voter would be easy. Indeed, when looking at the media, in reference to politics at least, it seems impossible to make a decision that is uninfluenced by other’s when one’s only resources … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

“I’m usually smarter than this,” said Janice, scratching her arm and smearing blood up to her elbow. The thing on the table didn’t answer. She was starting to doubt it ever would. Janice had had great success with rats, moving … Continue reading

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