The Stories We Tell

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One of the first stories I remember hearing is the classic Goodnight Moon.  As I got older, I appreciated books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and later The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  I was captivated by the plots in movies like The Lion King and Little Giants.  As an adult, I still enjoy stories, usually … Read More

This Means War


It was a Tuesday morning.  I sat down in my seventh grade algebra class and took out my homework.  My teacher, Mr. Diaz, was a former United States serviceman, and he loved to share stories about his days in the military.  The bell rang to signal the beginning of class, and I wasn’t too surprised when Mr. Diaz started talking … Read More

Under the Lights

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I spent most of last week at a conference, and while I was there I had the opportunity to learn from several outstanding leaders.  I’ll be reflecting on what I learned for a long time, but one thing I can’t seem to forget was actually an unplanned glitch. During the first several minutes of the conference’s opening session, a malfunction … Read More

How the Story Ends


Have you ever skipped to the end of a book you were reading to find out how the story would end?  Or has someone ever given away the ending to a movie you were planning to see?  Both of those experiences would have changed the way you read or watched.  The plot twists wouldn’t have seemed as drastic if you … Read More