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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 12)

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Saturday Stories October 31 Edition
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 12
The stranger was looking at the cross with a bemused air.
Christ's eyes were now shut.
Telesfora turned to him. "Pardon me..."
"My name is Alfonzo, madame," he bowed politely. "I have come for the confession," he added with a meaningful look at the priest.
Padre Amidala said to the woman, "Go home now, my child."
Telesfora felt something dreadful was about to happen. For the first time in her life, she defied a man of a cloth.
"No!"

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
November 29, 2014, Saturday
The boy learned that he was in The Black, the realm where people go when they die.
He found out he was murdered by the spirit of a powerful Macedonian warrior named Damon who had telepathically commanded a speedboat driver to collide with him.
Foley is now a spirit who can come and go anywhere in a blink of an eye.


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My Favorite Song From Roger Daltry

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Wednesday Songs

October 28 Edition
Without Your Love 

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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 11)

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Saturday Stories October 24 Edition
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 11
An old woman came running towards them.
The priest was overjoyed to see Telesfora, the widow who had dedicated her life as a volunteer church worker.
"Padre!" she said as she helped him get up. "What happened?"
The priest and his mysterious visitor looked at each other.
"Ah, nothing," replied Padre Amidala. "I'm sorry, I just saw ... a mouse ..." He can't understand why he said that.
"A mouse?!" Telesfora was shocked. "Oh my Lord!" she crossed herself.
"It's alright," assured the priest. "You can go home now." It's as if somebody else was dictating his words. He looked at the intruder.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries November 29, 2014, Saturday
My mind is still on Cooper Foley, the young hero of D.J. MacHale's Morpheus Road: The Black which I just finished reading last night.
Cooper had been l…

My Favorite Songs From New Edition

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Wednesday Songs

October 21 Edition
With You All The Way 



Cool It Now 

Mr. Telephone Man

Earth Angel 

Blue Moon

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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 10)

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Saturday Stories October 17 Edition
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 10
At that same instant, he was immediately surrounded by what sounded like the cries of countless souls; from the walls can be heard the lamentations of those drowning in the fires of Hell for all eternity.
He covered his ears, feeling he was about to die of sheer fright. Untold millions of dead people are calling out to him for their salvation. Or for his own condemnation.
Then, complete silence.
Padre Amidala was ashen, shaken to the core. He struggled to get up. When he looked behind him, he screamed and fell again.
A man was standing over him., his cape the color of a deep grave.
"Who the hell are you?" demanded the priest, his voice pitched higher than normal. "W-What are you?"
The stranger just smiled.
Padre Amidala crawled backwards. There was something strange in the intruder's teeth.
They were sharp.
To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries

November 29, 2014, Saturday

My Favorite Songs From America

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Wednesday Songs 

October 14 Edition
Right Before Your Eyes

A Horse With No Name

Ventura Highway

I Need You



All My Life 

You Can Do Magic 

Inspector Mills

Sister Golden Hair

Tin Man

Sandman 

Muskrat Love

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Monte Cristo (9) and Fortress of Solitude (3)

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Saturday Stories October 10 Edition
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 9
He expected to be free from the temptations of the flesh because he was now under the protection of God. But he was wrong.
Suddenly he was freezing.
Padre Amidala felt his entire being gripped by the tentacles of unfathomable terror. The priest began to be afraid, not only for his life, but for his immortal soul.
He ran to the cross, his mind screaming a desperate plea - when the statue of Christ opened its eyes and nailed him with a penetrating stare.
The priest screamed in pure horror, and fell on the marble floor. 

To Be Continued Next Saturday

My Own Fortress of Solitude
Episode 3
I also knew intuitively that the answers I was seeking are within me all along, like a diamond under a mountain.
My place of meditation is in my mind, like the teacher said in Eat, Pray, Love, one of the movies I was watching earlier this week while unwinding from work.
I'm like the spiritual traveler in that story: I'm a…

My Favorite Song From Deniece Williams

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Wednesday Songs 

October 7 Edition
Healing

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Monte Cristo (8) and Fortress of Solitude (2)

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Saturday Stories October 3 Edition
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 8
The priest was standing alone in the altar. It was midnight, the time when spirits from the netherworld are said to roam.
Padre Amidala was gazing at the writhing man spiked on a sixteenth century narra cross. 
Rushing back in his memory were the words of his father from his deathbed: "Johnny, be good."
His parents' most cherished dream was for him to enter the priesthood. Now, he's a full-pledged Man of God.
"If you can see me now," he whispered in nostalgia.
It wasn't as easy as he had thought, especially on ... certain times.
To Be Continued Next Saturday

My Own Fortress of Solitude
Episode 2
"And touch infinity?" I joked.
"You will if you let it come," he said seriously.
"I want to," I said in earnest.
"Are you allowing it?" he asked. 
I felt the jolt from a spark of insight. I wish I could say it was a blinding light of mystical ill…