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Given the Easter holiday is so nearby, my mind went to Calvary where Jesus of Nazareth was nailed to a wooden cross that was then raised up for all to see. In Jerusalem, the Church of St. Andrew is dedicated to the

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Dog Ear Publishing

I’ll bet most people don’t talk of being bamboozled. That is one reason why I’m telling my story. I had purchased a prepaid book publishing contract in 2016. It was one of those promotions, urging authors to lock into 2016

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Snakes in March

Around this time of year, I recall sitting around a table and having fun when things turned tense. A young man was patiently explaining why there were never snakes in Ireland. An older woman took great offense. Another murmured that

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Faces of Cold

I feel it… The cold air, entering my lungs, is taking my breath away. The chill is blasting past my thermal underwear and layers of gear. If I pull my hat any lower, it will block my vision. My frozen

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In 2021, this is the week for celebrating Purim! Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire from Haman’s plot to annihilate them all in a single day.  It is said that Haman threw lots to

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