The Beauty of Leafless Trees

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In the beginning of Discovery of an Eagle, Cosmo sees the beauty of the autumn leaves: “And even though he knew that the leaves changing colors meant that they were dying, he never felt death in the air. He felt life, renewal, and

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Where Eagles Glide

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In the chapter entitled, “Remember the Bonsai” of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia talks to Vince about his hostile feelings towards their brother-in-law, Doug. Vince is in the former Occupy movement and Doug is a

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Keeping the Good

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This is the title of the last chapter of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees. In it, Silvia is so overjoyed by her family gathering that she feels covetous of the time and knows that, like all really good times, it will come to an end too

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The Gift of Each Day

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In Discovery of an Eagle, a near fatal accident wakes Cosmo up to the fragility of life. He realizes that each day is a gift, not a guarantee,  and this realization is the impetus for his awakening. He decides to stop sleepwalking through his

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The Sane Ones

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In finding true happiness, it’s essential to know where not to look or how not to be happy. I was inspired to write the following short story after observing a group of people, on two separate occasions, videotaping a tragic event for

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