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The Wallet

This is a short story that came to me, all in one piece, in a dream.  It is surely one of the most bizarre Christmas stories ever, though the holiday plays only a small role.  Or does it?  I welcome anyone whose inclined to suggest why … Continue reading

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Same Little Boy – All Grown up

The ENR McGraw-Hill 2013 Best Global Projects Awards was well organized, like most social events orchestrated by engineers.  Dinner prompt at 6:30; alphabetically ordered project descriptions at 7:30. Winning teams paraded to the platform in business suits; there was only … Continue reading

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The Hope of Christmas

The hope of Christmas lay in a tiny baby in a manger. I am no fan of Christmas.  The myth I learned as a child seems naïve in adulthood.  I do not subscribe to the religious or commercial aspects of … Continue reading

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Christmas is a day of spiritual thanksgiving; a day to be grateful for all we have not just in terms of our bounty, but in terms of our soul.  Grateful is a straightforward adjective, an expression of thanks for gifts … Continue reading

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