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Santa Claus Surprise

Here is a Texas story that came my way, the events twisted and bent from the telling. It was an unusual day for the normally dry and dusty town in west Texas. Early that December morning, an unexpected cloud burst […]

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Santa Claus Surprise

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Here is a Texas story that came my way, the events twisted and bent from the telling. It was an unusual day for the normally dry and dusty town in west Texas. Early that December morning, an unexpected cloud burst […]

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The Christmas Lectern

Along with all of the other festivities of the Christmas season, my task is to polish our brass lectern that came from an abandoned church in Scotland There is, of

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Half Stone Walls and Kissing Frogs

Keira, a thirty-something, graduate student from Baltimore, spends the year in Dublin, working her thesis. Frustrated over her research, she takes the Dart to the city of Howth where

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For Teachers

Drive by any school and you’ll find the parking lots filled with teacher’s cars. They’re preparing for the new school year and will spend hours preparing rooms without pay,

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Memorial Day in Washington D.C.

  On my recent visit to Washington D.C. I knew to wear comfortable shoes, keep an umbrella handy and carry a bottle of water. What I’m never prepared for is

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Troll or Leprechaun?

The morning air, toasted dry, created a dusty warmness, and the intense heat of the afternoon promised even more discomfort. Much too hot for March. Two of Juppe’s afternoon clients

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Echo Canyon

Charlie May just wouldn’t shut up. From the moment we’d left Philadelphia, en route to our meeting in New Orleans, Charlie offered his views on everything — from the

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Hell on a Dark and Dangerous Road

Missy should have left hours ago. She knew better than to try and make it up the mountain after dark. It was late autumn, and once the sun set,

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Mothers and Sons

You Owe Me The garage door opened slowly, hesitantly like an arthritic man rising from his chair. Cautiously Kim Vuong drove the car forward into a space bordered by boxes

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Amateur critic stuns theater company with devastating 4½ star review

For most seasoned theater professionals, an occasional bad review just goes along with the territory. But nothing could prepare the Centerville Barnstormers for the shock they experienced last Friday,

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