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The Next Adventure Part Five

Even as he rolled past the secretary’s desk he knew he’d been unprofessional, but just then, as he banged on the down button of the elevator he didn’t particularly care. He’d never been much of one for working out before … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 4

The following morning Dodd decided it was time to bite the bullet and get Scott in to discuss the issue.  Knowing that Scott was one of the rare people who preferred to still speak via the phone rather than by … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 2

Scott slipped into the back of the classroom and put his flatbread chicken sandwich down on the desk.  Having been in master’s program courses with Dodd he knew that the actual students would be expected to sit at the front, … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail Card Game Thoughts

Many of us over the age of twenty-five began learning about the concept of Manifest Destiny playing the classic computer game “Oregon Trail” which went through numerous versions over the decades and innumerable operating systems that allowed players to travel … Continue reading

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Neighborhood stores

I live in one neighborhood and work in another.  Every morning when I head to work I pass two stores, both are owned by immigrant families from South Asia but one is along the main road leading into the Texas … Continue reading

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…Peace is Priceless

A year ago one of the best people I’ve known in my life died.  A person who marched against American sponsored torture camps trained at the School of the Americas.  Who spoke about her belief in justice for the downtrodden … Continue reading

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With these planks, I could build a mansion

It looked like the perfect job.  It would get me back to Houston.  It was in my field.  It was working with a church, running their (surprisingly extensive) sports and outdoors program.  They even had a ministry focusing on environmental … Continue reading

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What am I? (Or, Joshua talks about not being a very good Mennonite)

What am I? (Or, Joshua talks about not being a very good Mennonite) We all ask this question of ourselves from time to time.  Who/what am I?  For some people this is a fairly simple question, either because they have … Continue reading

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One Week Later

It’s been a week since the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, giving people a chance to actually think about it beyond their initial reactions that night, hopefully you’ve actually taken that time. Now for a brief disclosure:  I’m white.  … Continue reading

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Forgotten Graves

Deep in the woods There are graves That few ever see In northern woods The old forgotten Farmstead there Out in the Rockies That forest grave Marks an old claim Beyond the horizon Out on the prairie Where freedmen found … Continue reading

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