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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Story Often Told: A Story Never Old

02.17.2013 To The Gentle Revolution of the Heart Dear Family, Here is part 1 of my latest short story entitled: A STORY OFTEN TOLD: A Story Never Old There are as many versions of this story, as those who witnessed portions of it as well as all who listened to the story, and passed it on. Just for... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - The journey to the sea continues

The Brothers were on the road again by mid morning. There route would take them through Fasato di Vico, Fabriano to Ancona on the East coast. Then, they would set sail for Egypt and the Crusade of Pope Innocent who had died a few years earlier. Francis was filled with excitement. He had always... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Francis surveys packing up.

Francis returned from his talk with Parsifal feeling good that he was taken seriously. He surveyed the preparations to get back on the road and saw that it was all good. Breakfast was over; all the animals had been feed and now the Brothers were in the final stages of packing up. Sebastian walked up... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Guilt continued

“I have observed Hu-mans a lot.” Crow could not help but chuckle at some of the crazy things he had seen Hu-mans do; then, he turned serious, “Once I saw a mature Hu-man berate a child for wanting food! The parent said, 'No! What's wrong with you! You know what I said and if you whine again, I will... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Crow and Grandfather Eagle Converse

Since no critter but the Hu-man ever experiences guilt, Grandfather Eagle had to try to piece together what he knew about it from observing Hu-mans. Finally, he spoke, “Well, you know about feeling scared and sad and angry and happy and peaceful. Guilt is like feeling sad, unworthy, and a little... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Grandfather Eagle explains guilt

“Hu-mans are a strange species,” Grandfather Eagle continued. “They do very odd things raising their young. They use a rearing technique unknown to any other species. They call it guilt and punishment.” “What is that?”, Crow had never heard of such a thing. Well, punishment is kind of like when we... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Francis finishes and crow listens

“One more thing, Brother Parsifal,” Francis was matter-of-fact. “I want you to find the source of the anger that resulted in such an outrageous statement for a Brother to make.” “Francis, I was drunk and the talk that night was all about wasting Infidels. I just lost my center.” “Find out why?” * *... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Francis speaks with Parsifal

Sebastian overheard you say that you would just like a chance to kill an infidel. Is this what you said essentially? Parsifal took a gulpping breath in and the choked on his own spittle causing him a fit of coughing which, simply, he could not control. Francis was about to take that as his answer of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Grandfather Eagle and Crow discuss

“I think we should watch this one, Parsifal when we arrive.” It was all Grandfather Eagle could think to say. “Absolutely!” Crow agreed. “I think we must tell the others,” said Grandfather Eagle, thoughtfully. “Absolutely,” Crow repeated himself. * * * * * * Francis found Parsifal by the brook that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Robin, Worm, Crow, Vole, and Raccoon - Grandfather Eagle's concern

* * * * * * Grandfather Eagle had overheard the entire conversation between Francis and Sebastian. Now he too was worried. None of the animal kingdom could understand humans in their willingness and increasing ability to kill one another. He was wondering whether to tell the others when Crow landed... Sign in to see full entry.

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