Unarmed

As a child I lived in a world of dreams, The fabric of my life woven with unusual seams, It never occurred that my life could be other, A father, twelve children, and not one but two mothers. Behind every dream though, lurks a reality, One I was shielded from constantly, But one day the …

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Lessons for the Living

I started writing this post listening to Sensei shouting out instructions from the school hall, hearing kids talk over each other in the foyer while waiting for their class, the scrape of chairs, cars in the road, the groan of the geyser. And I can't help but think how accurately that jumbled mess of noises …

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Treasure

Twenty-four carat gold is valuable. Some value riches above all else. Tell us what is valuable to you. What do you treasure? Write about your treasure. I grew up in a house with seven other siblings. We weren't spoiled materially, because we were just too many - and yet, we lacked for nothing. There was always …

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