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Tsunami !! RUUUUN!!!

Reduced to immobility in the hallway by the insane and unrelenting pounding on the front door, Yakov felt desperate and cornered, like a hunted animal.  He knew who it was at the front door; it was HER!  Having told her … Continue reading

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Who?

In my parish there is a family with identical little twin boys, Max and Jacob.  They look so exactly alike that when they come up to receive Holy Communion my Deacon has to ask, “Which one are you?”  Because Max … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone?

On NPR I heard about a colossal blunder.  In a park in northern Galicia there was an ancient underground tomb which was topped at ground-level by a granite slab with ancient writing on it.  City workers who were installing permanent … Continue reading

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Invisible

I am embarrassed to say that I cannot remember either the title of the novel or the author, but the following passage so struck me that I wrote it down: “Maybe nobody dreams of growing up to be formerly fat, … Continue reading

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ʻOhana

At birth I was given the name of “Robert”. Within my birth family I am known as “Bobby”. My father always (and he is the only one to have ever done so) called me “Butch”. My nieces and nephews know … Continue reading

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Mystery

The game-show contestant has to choose one box out of four. Only one of the boxes contains money, the others nothing. Becoming increasingly agitated and distraught she finally cries out, “How do I know?!” and runs off the stage and … Continue reading

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Hammers And Nails

True story: Andrew is a carpenter and one night drives his pickup out into the country to a rough-and-tumble kind of bar that he likes. As he pulls into the graveled lot he can see that so many other pickups … Continue reading

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