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Michael Temple

writes from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Sanctuary

The word “retro” might be the way that someone would describe it, but with the funky wallpaper and mustard yellow countertop, most people would call …

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Deadly Fumes

“Mike, what’s that noise?” It was early morning, and I probably would’ve slept right through the loud beeping sound that was coming from our living …

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Forgetting to Remember

An obituary picture of Norman’s smiling face stared back at me, and I gulped. One thought kept invading my mind; “How could I not have known about …

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The Mask

Her delivery of the poem slammed my thoughts into an emotive wall. My daughter was preparing to participate in a Poetry Out Loud ™ event …

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The Power of Music

To hear her former students extol her virtues, one quickly gets the idea that Gabrielyn Watson is one of those teachers who has truly made …

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Melting Ice

Falling down on the ice isn’t as inconsequential as it once seemed when I was a kid. There’s something about frozen water on a pedestrian …

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Wind Power

The moaning howl of a 50 mph wind woke me from a deep sleep last night. I could hear the whining gusts moving through the …

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Home Again

One particular November day, my son Michael and I had taken his old 1976 pick-up to the wooded lot in back of our home to …

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Misjudging Motives

“Dad, can I have a few more gallons of gas for my pick-up? I’m almost completely out.” My 16 year-old son has had an old …

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Disc Error

“Bad master disc!” This announcement in the window of my CD multi-duplicator sent a shiver down my back. After spending an hour of recording time, …

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