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Deliverance

Okay, I’ve seen the 1972 film. If the reader would kindly put those gruesome images out of their minds and remember what the word meant before John Boorman hijacked it for the movie. One night many years ago, I was … Continue reading

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts bring their three boys to Indonesia and settle into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 tsunami―the … Continue reading

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Cosmic Lifeguard

I nearly drowned when I was four. I remember that it was a warm summer day. Life was still so simple and magical then. Those early memories come back in gauzy bursts, like sun-drenched bits of footage from 1950s films … Continue reading

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Transformation

I said “Via con Dios” to a friend last month. After a year in Portland, John moved up to Vancouver, Washington to take a maintenance job at a mid-sized apartment complex. I didn’t want to see him go. For one … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Overpass

“Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you.”  –Mary Bly Have you ever asked yourself why it is so difficult to trust? Is our hesitation based solely on fear of the possible outcome … Continue reading

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