Memories From Sand: Making Christmas Meaningful

Posted December 11, 2014 By Elisa

The Freak-Out   This week in December just FREAKS. ME. OUT.   All of the sudden the Christmas everything is happening: the parties, the presents, the paper reindeer from school, the tree trimming, the needing to buy not needed things for all the people, whilst drinking glassfuls of eggnog, wine, peppermint coffee and wassail to try […]

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The Weight of Expectation   Once upon a time my husband didn’t give me a Christmas present, but after the holiday he brought me to the mall. He told me just to meander, walk around, pointing out what I liked. It was rather annoying because I would say “yes, yes, yes, I want this!” But […]

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The New Feminism

Posted November 20, 2014 By Elisa

Yes, I do love Harry Potter, thank you very much. And because of the fame of the boy who would not die, out from the walls of Hogwarts (besides the poltergeists of course), comes a new brand of feminism which just might rock our world (as you can see from the video below):     Not surprisingly, this post […]

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This short story was prompted by the following image: “The Prospective Ardor of the Buccaneer Baboon and the Privateer Pup“ _____________________________________   Unfortunately for me, I’m a pirate. Pirates don’t spit fire or worship skeletons. We climb masts, hoist spinnakers, and rig all and everything on our romantic tall ships.   And some pirates are […]

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Short Story: Welcome ElectrAliens

Posted November 13, 2014 By Elisa

This short story was prompted by the following image:     Never before has the wind whipped like cream and the ocean churned like butter as much as it did this time, in their new device.   I don’t believe in magic; fate either. But electricity–now that’s the hummer. I’d been a big fan of […]

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I met an angel in a fashionable red coat yesterday. I liked her a lot. I wish I took a selfie with her, but maybe she wouldn’t have shown-up in pixels anyway. On Facebook, my picture of us would just be a blank spot I’d be leaning on, or bright-burning light I’d be hugging.   […]

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Ebola: Three Ways to Mitigate Your Worry

Posted October 18, 2014 By Elisa

We aren’t fully panicking yet. But as an infected man went through our token international airport a few miles off, I am beginning to hear the stirring speculations: Is it possible that maybe Ebola carries through the air? Could these germs have flown up route 28, turned west on Waxpool, and hit the iPod-zoned-out jogger […]

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Do Something: Make STOPPING Ebola Go Viral

Posted October 18, 2014 By Elisa

  Before she settled in Washington state with her husband and two daughters (one of which was recently adopted from China), the author of this post, Rebecca, used to work on mobilizing our church with me to care about what was beyond them. I was blessed to learn some great leadership skills from Rebecca and […]

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These Brave Birds: A Very Clever Story

Posted October 17, 2014 By Elisa

This short story was prompted by the following image:   Winter came upon them like a rainbow; their minds had been dancing in preparation. Finally they found themselves in the “Coughing Lair” as they called it, cigar fumes so rich and red.   Taking their seats they wondered, “Why do all these fellows always think […]

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