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Why we grieve for people we've never met

This last week, there were lots of touching tributes to Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear (among many other childhood favourites).  As well as the beautiful bronze statue of Paddington in Paddington Station which became an impromptu shrine, Twitter and other social media sites were filled with affection and sadness.   227 more words

We don't need another Hero

Stopping in after an appointment this week for coffee, one of my favorite baristas came around the corner, “I was hoping you’d come in today.”  I thought nothing of it as she’s genuinely that nice of a person.  667 more words

Personal Growth

An Interview with Jonathan Fast

I have recently read and reviewed Mortal Gods which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was also intrigued by the book and how it dealt with a lot of modern themes: racism, religious intolerance, consumerism, celebrity deification, terrorism and political corruption. 2,061 more words

Science Fiction

Recommended Reading: Sherman Alexie's "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"

I was Special Needs kid before needs were considered special.  I was a kid SOMEWHERE ON THE SPECTRUM when the spectrum was only “normal” and “not normal.”  I was The Official Tribal Fool living one hundred years after fools were last thought to be holy.

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TaleHunt Tuesday: #BrokenPedestal

Here’s this week’s TaleHunt Tuesday story. Download TaleHunt at the App Store or on Google Play. Follow me @tocsinchronicle.

“Never look to your heroes.”

That’s what I should’ve known when I saw Angel Winston. 33 more words

Flash Fiction

On Sherman Alexie and Testicles

In between Sherman Alexie’s reading at Books & Books and his reading at Palmer Trinity the next day, he won the National Book Award for… 312 more words


Misplaced Missive #51 - Away

I can see what’s so great about leaving
Forgetting about what you’re constantly feeling
Getting to breathe without fearing the hearing
Of reprimands and commands never ceasing. 83 more words