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  • Admiring the sunset in Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan (Petoskey, Michigan).

    This Bay in Petoskey

    Admiring the sunset in Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan (Petoskey, Michigan).

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  • The road soon ended, but I wasn’t done. I wasn’t far away enough. I needed to drive some more. I hopped into the highway, into US131 northbound, and I drove....

    So I drove

    The road soon ended, but I wasn’t done. I wasn’t far away enough. I needed to drive some more. I hopped into the highway, into US131 northbound, and I drove....

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  • She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

    The City of the Living Dead

    She cries in desperation. She cries with excruciation. But this time, she cannot cry herself to death. She can only cry, and scream for compassion, and toss and turn, and feel the sharp pain killing her from tooth to brain.

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  • But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world.  Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

    Me and their world

    But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world. Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

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  • Wishing that family and loved ones could be here to share the view of the winter snow.

    I Wish They Were Here

    Wishing that family and loved ones could be here to share the view of the winter snow.

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  • JR started switching the tablet with a good one that he brought along.  That's when I decided to peek, and oh my goodness!  There was a lady in the operating table with her stomach wide open!

    A surgical epiphany

    JR started switching the tablet with a good one that he brought along. That's when I decided to peek, and oh my goodness! There was a lady in the operating table with her stomach wide open!

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  • I am very sorry to hear that, I said -- what else could I have possibly said to that?  What else could I have possibly said to a man who aside from not having sight, had also lost everything, absolutely everything, in a fire....

    Jesse

    I am very sorry to hear that, I said -- what else could I have possibly said to that? What else could I have possibly said to a man who aside from not having sight, had also lost everything, absolutely everything, in a fire....

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  • I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking, if only their hearts could be heard. If only all victims of violence, greed and hate could tell their stories without fear of prosecution, the world would be a different place.

    If their hearts could be heard

    I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking, if only their hearts could be heard. If only all victims of violence, greed and hate could tell their stories without fear of prosecution, the world would be a different place.

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  • Although we sometimes get lost in our problems, we must not forget what we all are truly after: peace. Written for a friend while visiting her at Hope Network (a rehab hospital).

    Of All Those Things

    Although we sometimes get lost in our problems, we must not forget what we all are truly after: peace. Written for a friend while visiting her at Hope Network (a rehab hospital).

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  • Hoping that someone especial can start healing and feeling better. Written by the Grand River after visiting a friend Mary Free Bed (a rehab hospital).

    To Smell Happiness Once More

    Hoping that someone especial can start healing and feeling better. Written by the Grand River after visiting a friend Mary Free Bed (a rehab hospital).

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