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What my father taught me

“Humpf,” dad would have said if I asked him to describe his core values. He’d scratch his head and shrug and respond cryptically, amazed that I would ask such a question. “Ah, hell,” he’d have said. “Just do what’s right. You know what’s fair and just – so do it.” Some things oughtn’t need to be explained. Dad, who once […]

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Finding Ogden

About 20 years ago, I created a fish named Ogden. He sprung to life in my head and flopped onto my computer where he remained, patiently waiting for something to happen. I’d become enamored with writing fairytales with messages and took a correspondence course through the Institute of Children’s Literature. My focus was on creating something magical and inspirational. Ogden […]

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‘Valuable guest’ back in the land of confusion

“Dear valuable guest,” began the tent card welcoming us to our hotel in room in Bangkok, a delightfully inelegant twist to the customary “Dear valued guest” that reflects the quaint honesty, faulty English translations and direct attitudes that prevail in Southeast Asia. We are back in the land of smiles, tuk tuks, cheap, delicious (and, sometimes dicey) street food, and of wholesale, […]

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