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Story Harvest

A Lesson from the Stars

It was a beautiful summer morning in Oregon’s Jefferson State Park wilderness. My friends and I had just arrived at the gravel parking lot on …

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A Flag and a Prayer

On October 18, 2016, I was sailing on a cargo ship, the MV Baltic Sea, to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Early in the …

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In the Path of a Storm

The date was July 8, 2014. A reverse 911 call came through with tornado warnings. A tornado? I’ve seen results of tornadoes in the news, but …

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Boy in the Storm

The day of January 25, 1978, had been favorable—rain and fog, a little misty, but the temperature a mild 40 degrees—when I clocked in at …

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My College Dilemma

The exciting days leading up to my college tour were filled with apprehension, plans and preparation for the future. I didn’t know what I wanted …

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Drinks of Compassion

It was a freezing fall morning when I found myself waking up earlier than usual. Yet today it wasn’t to study; it was to have …

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Far From Home

It was the fall of 2013; I was 14 years old and in the eighth grade. My parents had just picked me up from school …

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