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In the Blood

Brady felt something warm on the side of his nose. Instinctively, he touched it and felt something wet. When he looked at this fingers, he discovered blood. “What on earth?” he exclaimed. Luke saw blood and panicked. “What happened? Are … Continue reading

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Pistachios: A Parable of Modern Discourse

“I think pistachios are the most maligned of all the nuts,” announced Seth. “Random Man strikes again!” proclaimed Khalif. “Are pistachios a nut? I didn’t know that,” added Landon. “What did you think they were?” asked Khalif. “I dunno. I … Continue reading

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A Small Parable on Success

Ever since he was a small boy, Blake wanted to be an artist. He and his mom used to spend hours wandering through the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was particularly awestruck by the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. … Continue reading

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The Bedtime Parable

Billy and Sally were tucked in their beds for the night. They finished their nighttime routines and their dad was about to turn off the lights. “Daddy, will you tell us a bedtime story?” asked Sally. “Yeah daddy, tell us … Continue reading

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When I was in grade 5 or 6 we were taught how to brainstorm. At the time I thought it was a great way to waste time. After all, we were told any idea we had was a good one. … Continue reading

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