Tag Archives: honesty

Making an Im-Press-ion

(Appeared first in print 4/10/2017) When you’re a teenager, it’s easy to wonder if you’ll ever make a difference. That’s not a problem for the kids of Pittsburg High School. Not after turning their southeast Kansas school newspaper into a … Continue reading

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With Everything On It

“Go, ahead, honey,” Heather told Missy. “Show him your card.” Eagerly, Missy reached out and handed me her latest creation. The sheet of computer paper that it had once been could barely be seen. From corner to corner and edge … Continue reading

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Laughter in the Shadows

The “Murder on the Nile” rehearsal had been going well. Plenty of threats, plenty of clues, the body being found just when it should. And then, as a character cracked a minor witticism, I heard a cackle from the audience. … Continue reading

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Putting the Pieces Together

Missy has a unique way of playing Concentration. To start with, her cards always stay face up. That in itself might not be unusual, given her disability. Simply locating and matching a pair of cards counts as a triumph, even … Continue reading

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Living in the Eye

It is with deepest regret today that I lay to rest a fine old saying: “Character is who you are when no one is watching.” Not because character has become obsolete. But the idea of nobody watching has. Any doubts … Continue reading

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