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Land Ho!

With a fleet of three ships, Christopher Columbus voyaged to the edge of the earth.  Only he never got there.  The ledge continually escaped his grasp, moving further forward, further forward.  Soon, he and his boys discovered that the world might not be flat after all.  Then, after years of battling the stillness of windless […]

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“Can You Play?”

Nearly every day when I got home from elementary school, I picked up the telephone and dialed my friend down the street. “Hey!” I said into the receiver.  “Can you play?” As I’ve grown older, ‘play’ stayed behind, spending eternity with other childhood mysteries like Santa Claus. But why? Who decides when Play must be […]

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Fed by Feedback

Lemon trees bared fruit beneath the bluish fluorescent lights of the underground garden.  A large tank held tiny, graceful lives and the black Himalayan liked to snatch them.  Now Bailey, the one-year-old cat, sauntered through the basement and clawed the cushion of the only open chair.  Her black hair stretched outward, like a porcupine whose […]

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