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Michael Carter
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A Protocol of Hope
We never know what a day will bring; our lives can change in
a given moment. In July of last year a doctor discovered a malignant neoplasm
in my lower intestine- cancer. He outlined a course of treatment and explained, "If you do not follow my protocol you ...

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A Story of Light and Darkness
"...when the words mean even more than the writer knew they meant, then the writer has been listening. And sometimes when we listen, we are led into places we do not expect, into adventures we do not always understand." –Madeleine L'Engle      T W Carter ha...

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Wounds of Light
Wounds of Light 2015 Water soluble
oil and charcoal on corrugated paper So Moses said, “I must turn aside now,
and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” Exodus 3:3 NASB God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided
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Unbreakable
     The line in the Post Office was especially slow Friday, and I am grateful, for I was blessed to overhear a conversation taking place behind me between a father and his son. The son was a young teenager and would be considered 'special' by some, which t...

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Life is Serious Business
     Last night I fell asleep thinking about my Hebrew teacher. Many years ago he was diagnosed with cancer. His prognosis was bleak. And so, he began to do weird things: he juiced carrots... a lot of carrots; he slept on magnets and he drank kombucha. The ...

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A Letter To My Doctor
12 August 2015 Dear Dr. _____________, I received your letter dated July 24 and was touched by your
concern. Your advice to treat my colon cancer with ‘traditional modalities’ is
duly noted. On first meeting you I was glad to learn you are Jewish. The God...

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R.A. Foster and Age of Shadows
Robert A. Foster has released his first installment in a new four part series- Age of Shadows .  My elementary school library was a cave of wonders, a place where I could go to nourish my imagination. One day I discovered science fiction. On that day my wor...

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"Could be cancer" is a curious thing to hear from your Doctor... especially since I didn't even have a Doctor two days prior.  I don't get sick. In the past three weeks I have seen three Doctors who have poked, prodded, and plumbed the depths of my inner be...

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Lucid Moments
"Music is the place where people come to share melody and memory." –Amy Helm    Life is a series of lucid moments between interruptions. This week I was blessed by a few lucid moments. Sunrise over I-77 The Gold Line Charlotte, NC (My view from the entrance...

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E.33rd Breeze Memory
At 33rd and Madison      I ate a banana while counting floors           grateful for the breeze while Maya Angelou is on the back      of my Metrocard silently           waiting to be read The E.33rd breeze memory      comforts my  Laguardia sweat          ...
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