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Be strong and Courageous.

Back Story: The Canaanshade Journeys For this one time only, I’m going to give the background of multiple books in one single article. Why? Because The


When Nothing Else Matters

It was the spring of 1983, my sophomore year at Southern Illinois University, and I had a short story assignment hanging over my head. In


The Buzz around Dungeons & Dragons

It’s hard to believe it took this long to have a Hollywood production of Dungeons & Dragons. Oh, there have been movies (poor attempts) before


Refining & Pruning – Delayed Gratification

I’ll admit right off the bat…I’m neither a horticulturist or a metallurgist. I am, however, an avid reader and an observer of nature. I’ve witnessed


I Will Not Be Silenced

It’s the pivotal point in the live action movie Aladdin, where Princess Jasmine steps up and sings, “I will not be silenced…” in the song


My Top 10 Movies

If you Googled “Top 100 Movies of All Time” you probably wouldn’t see many of my favorites.  Most of the movies that made the cut


Thoughts on the Sunrise

I’d like to give two different thoughts on a sunrise this morning…consider it two blogs today. Thought one:  Why do we still call it a


Like Crabs in a Bucket

I heard that if someone put two crabs in one bucket, he would never have to put a lid on it.  Why?  Because, supposedly, the second


Take the Time to Do It Right

One of the things my father stressed upon me as a child and young man was, “Take the time to do it right.”  Sometimes he