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The Stars

When I was a small child, I can remember my dad's appreciation of all things outdoors. He loved the woods and lakes and all wildlife that surrounded.  He found beauty in each snowflake, treasured the fresh air that could only…
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Never Disturb

Never chase anyone.  I won't chase.  But I also won't fall apart. I will miss my friend. I will miss texting, our late-night laughs, our giggles and catching up over coffee. Our meals that turn into 2 then 3 and…
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I remember being four years old and Mom making up her and Dad’s’ tremendous king-size bed. I would get on the mattress, and she would put the sheet over me, then the blanket, and then kill me with her long…
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Elissar’s Star Sapphire

Elissar is the embodiment of peace and sacrifice in the name of love for people and country. She is the phoenix that summarizes the Lebanese Republic in modern times in a time when leaders are worshiped for influence and money…
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The New Normal

We all face struggles and setbacks in life.  Whether it is a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, physical, financial or emotional challenges.  Whatever the misfortune, God is there to cushion the blow, give us hope and lead…
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Sanctity’s Donkey

The King turned his back flinging his cape behind him to scrape the dust from the throne room’s floor unto the face of the vizier as a sign of disgust and disdain as the guards escorted the vizier away.
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Cedars’ Morrighan Crow

Cedar’s Morrighan Cow   Once upon Sidon’s murex filled shores there lived an unjust king called Ahab who kept several murders of crows to torment his people. He had black crows which he used to execute and terrorize rebels and…
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Adieu

"Change is the only thing in this world that is constant," they say. For me, it's human nature, or our nature, to outgrew on things that we used to love—of course, barbie dolls.
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Cedars’ Box

By the time the sun rose to its zenith, the nation had filled the box with all its tears, dreams, fears, and hurts. Then it smoothed its outer veneer with forgiveness' sandpaper removing differences' rough edges and grudges' sharp edges.