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Story of God with Morgan Freeman

In September 2016 my daughter and I flew to Albuquerque New Mexico to meet Morgan Freeman.  Yes, God himself (Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty references lol).   387 more words


Day 4: Anna and the Back Scar

I have a scar on my lower back—a large patch of smooth, hyperpigmented spots. It looks like a birthmark. I’ve always had this scar and I never really thought much about it until my dad told me how I got it a couple years ago. 299 more words

Daily Entries

A Timeline of the Scariest Week of My Life (Rated PG-13)

Friday, January 27th, 6:00am: I head to Lomé with my good friend Austin for a meeting!

8:00am: Our journey is successful. Austin says, “My trips are never usually this easy.” We both agree that something is about to go horribly wrong. 1,013 more words

Peace Corps

Two Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty Six

Every year, I write the story of “how I almost died”. It’s full of sorrow and triumph, of uncertainty and peace, of loss and love. It’s a great story, meant to remind me of what I almost lost and how I found myself. 608 more words



My soul rejoices
Though I do not comprehend
Mysteries that lie beyond.

In the shadows of the living
I see the spirit of the dead, 80 more words


Chapter 35: Part ii. These Papay days: Beauty and near death

Our days, filled with all the craziness and beauty of toddling twinkles and of a 4 year old blossoming into her own world of imagination. 1,702 more words

Stephen King Lives and Writes Through Situations

Stephen King. 2010. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner.

Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra

My primary writing project during the past year has been to write a memoir. 924 more words