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Next Bully, Please

I didn’t enjoy fighting, but sometimes it’s the only way for boys to resolve their differences. One of my best friends began as a bully that I tired of appeasing. It took two fights to convince him. He was sure the first one was a fluke, plus he had to defend his pride. On the […]

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The End of Faith

At the age of seven I made an amazing discovery. While playing with a friend, we decided to throw rocks at a target. One rock caught my attention. I hurled it and the weight of it struck me as unusual. After a few minutes fishing through the grass, I found it. Only it wasn’t a […]

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I have a way with animals

I first discovered my unique talent with animals at the age of six. While waiting for my pal, I played under an old oak tree. Out of the blue, someone pelted my head with an acorn. I looked around, but saw no one. Just as I resumed playing, another one bounced off my bean. A […]

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No Toy Left Behind

Years ago, my wife was going through her old belongings. She reminisced about childhood memories as she showed her dolls, figurines, toy horses, and many other tokens of her youth. “What kind of things do you have from your childhood?” she asked. I thought about a plastic horse that came in a pack of 100 […]

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Gonna learn you how to fish.

My grandfather, whom we called Pappy, always said, “When you come down, I’m gonna learn you how to fish.” He said this as soon as I could understand the language, and probably before that. One of the first birthday presents I remember getting was a fishing rod and reel from Pappy. “You see that reel,” […]

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