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Picking Poppies – Episode 7 – 30 Days of Kindness

By On January 22, 2018

The 13-year-old boy laid in his hospital bed, staring miserably at the TV screen.  Blues Clues.  He hated Blues Clues.  He contemplated throwing the telephone at the TV screen.  It was day… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Episode 6 – A Violin Gram

By On December 22, 2017

  I hid in the bathroom stall, rereading the words on my screen.  I reread them again.  And again.  No way, I whispered under my breath.  I typed a response as quickly… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Episode 4 – Courage

By On October 22, 2017

Welcome to Picking Poppies, Episode 4 – Courage. If you’ve never read a Picking Poppies post before, check it out here.  And if you’ve been following this series, you know that each… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Episode 3

By On September 22, 2017

Welcome to the third episode of Picking Poppies.  If this is your first time reading a Picking Poppies post, please check out the very first episode, to provide context!  Essentially, this post… Read More


Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

By On May 18, 2017

  What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten? I have met some wise people over the years, and heard some very wise words. Sometimes I forget that not every has had… Read More