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Rite of passage: Free examples
Aug28

Rite of passage: Free examples

My life has been drastically altered in the past week. Titus the Honorable has started kindergarten, which has brought our freewheeling, adventurous lifestyle to an abrupt halt. It was fun while it lasted. Titus now has to be in bed at 7:30 p.m. and is only available to hang out with Poppy on evenings or weekends. And for the first time, I have to work my schedule around his. To take advantage of our first weekend, he and I decided to...

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Conventional Thinking: Disorderly conduct
Aug17

Conventional Thinking: Disorderly conduct

As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, many parents breathe a sigh of relief. For far too many families, the 2018 summer hours were spent, not with fun in the sun, but in endless screen time. This screen time often comes in the form of movies, TV shows, music and the ever-present video games. According to Fortune Magazine, one video game alone—“Fortnite”—“has snagged more than 125 million players in less than a year,...

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Rite of passage: Stuck in church
Aug14

Rite of passage: Stuck in church

The other day, Titus the Honorable asked me a question: “Do you remember when you and me used to go to the movies all the time?” I had to smile. Titus is only 4 years old, and I have only taken him to the movies twice. But I answered, “Yes.” “Poppy, what ever happened to that?” This kid is smart. He has already earned a Ph.D. in manipulating his Poppy. I explained to him that I wouldn’t be leaving town as much as in the past and that,...

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Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families
Aug13

Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families

BROKEN ARROW—Laughter and music filled the children’s area at Broken Arrow, First, July 23-27 as Champion’s Camp commenced. Short kids, tall kids, little kids and big kids filed into the church through a tunnel of sponsors and volunteers cheering and dancing every morning. Each kid was a champion. Each kid mattered. And each kid had a special need or handicap. Champion’s Camp was formed six years ago with the mission to “serve persons...

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Conventional Thinking: Faithbook
Aug10

Conventional Thinking: Faithbook

In the wake of recent Facebook security breaches, in which many account users’ personal information was compromised, the stock price of Facebook took a major fall, costing its founder and owner Mark Zuckerberg billions of dollars. The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock price has been accompanied by people, many of whom have grown weary and leery of the social media giant, cancelling their accounts. Yet, Facebook remains the largest...

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Rite of passage: Manufacturer’s defect
Aug07

Rite of passage: Manufacturer’s defect

Dear Automobile Manufacturers, First of all, I would like to let you know that I have been using your products for more than 50 years. I like the improvements you have made since I first started driving. When I first bought one of your products, it didn’t have air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, seat belts or even a radio. By adding all of these upgrades, you have made using your products much more enjoyable. I do miss...

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