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Columns by Eric Engel

Letting the horse run free

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.”— Lois McMaste…

A Perfect Ten

“You’re a dime a dozen, Robin. We could replace you tomorrow with some floozy off the streets.”My mo…

Paving the way

My sister moved to Virginia in December of this last year. It was the first time she relocated from her home state of Illinois on a permanen…

Unmistaken elevation

You’re hanging by a thread. Dirt, thin as dust, splatters your eyes and face, blinding your perspective. The underside of your forearms are …

As the gates swing wide

“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:14

Toward the obvious infinity

I’ve felt a great generation of knowledge lately. An ambition to love knowingly and assertively. I’ve looked to the people around me with st…

Under construction

There’s a house that I live in. I moved into it my first day here. It is a place of warmth and security. It is filled with love and affectio…

The next to connect (999-piece puzzle)

There was one piece missing. I thought up to the last second, when only a dozen pieces remained to be inserted into the mix, that there was …

Samaritan existence

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence SterneFro…

A dog meet dog world

I never used to like small dogs. I didn’t dislike them; they just weren’t something that I got excited about. They yapped about and carried …

United we stand

I always tell people that Kyle and I reached for the same bottle of glue the first day of kindergarten. It may sound cliche to some on the s…
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