“Who’s ruining our day Sam?” Susie asked in disbelief. Her lips were stretched tight like a rubber band about to snap, her eyes filled with an inferno that displayed concretely her nearly uncontrollable anger. Samuel and Susie stood in the pouring rain. An umbrella, hoisted above their heads, was managing to keep the cold early […]

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By Jesse Turri I grew up in a little town in North Dakota called Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake got it’s name because the Sioux people called the lake nearby mni wak’áŋ chante, or “bad spirit lake.” The word “bad” in the name referred to the high salt content of the lake, making it unfit to […]

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The Old Testament was the first alphabetic written work to influence future ages. Attesting to its gravitas, multitudes still read it three thousand years later. The words on its pages anchor three powerful religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each is an exemplar of patriarchy. Each monotheistic religion features an imageless Father deity whose authority shines […]

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One of those ordinary special moments.

This is an acknowledgment. A recorded recognition of something special that has transpired, written down in an effort to preserve it so that it will never be forgotten. I want to take a moment to thank my wife Natalie, whom I love with all my being, for a brief moment we spent together in time. […]

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