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I don’t know if haunted is the right word, but over the last year or so, I’ve been visited by a memory over and over again, and I can’t seem to let it go.  It’s as if it’s showing up, trying to teach me something, but I’m just not connecting the dots.  When I was […]

A scary woods and a magic mushroom

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When I was 11 years old, I moved to a new school in northwest Ohio that was colloquially referred to as The Academy.   Their motto was “Excellence is our tradition,” and it wasn’t just a feel good mantra, either. They meant it.   For most kids at The Academy, any grade below an A- induced the […]

Challenging the thin storyline

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I’ve found myself getting lost in my thoughts more and more lately.  Two days ago, my husband looked at me, concerned, “Are you okay?”  He literally thinks my hearing is going bad, and there’s a deep place in me that thinks maybe he’s right.  I shrug it off. “Lost in my thoughts, more like it,” […]

Stethoscope – not needed

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In my faith tradition, there is a story about men who tried to build a tower to heaven. Life had not quite become what they believed it would be, so rather than trusting in their God, they took matters into their own hands. It didn’t turn out well.  Their efforts didn’t entice God to step […]

Babel, pixels, and the beauty of humanity

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