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Death was not an unwelcome prospect at all; he never is, to those who exist rather than live. Colleen McCullough, from “The Ladies of Missalonghi”

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Storyteller’s Creed

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that … Continue reading

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Motherless Daughters

Nature often offers metaphors more elegant than any we can manufacture. In the redwood ecosystem, all seeds are contained in pods called burls, tough brown clumps that grow where the mother tree’s trunk and root system meet. When the mother … Continue reading

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