Monthly Archives: January 2016

To Publish A Novel

The process of having a novel published, is often slow and filled with high mountains to climb over. To Publish A Novel By Richard Mabey Jr. The process of publishing a novel is not easy these days. Well, if you’re … Continue reading

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The Dumb Mistake

Like the tide rushing in, love can be washed away in a moment’s time, by simply saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. The Dumb Mistake By Richard Mabey Jr. January of 1973 marked several landmarks for me. Some … Continue reading

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Life After Penny

An old photo from 1972, complete with scratches and folds. I would give a lot of talks on the subject of the spiritual life, every chance that I got. Life After Penny By Richard Mabey Jr. In June of 1972, … Continue reading

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The Old Maple Tree in Winter

The Old Maple Tree in Winter By Richard Mabey Jr. Its leaves have fallen to earth, along with hundreds of maple seeds. Gone now, Summer’s joy and mirth, the heart and core of a child’s needs.   This tree holds … Continue reading

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To Honor Mayor William A. Dixon Jr.

From the front page of the old Lincoln Park Herald, a page from my dad’s scouting scrapbook. To Honor Mayor William A. Dixon Jr. By Richard Mabey Jr. In doing rewrite after rewrite of my book, there are times when … Continue reading

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The Endearing Simplicity of Truth

Two precious deer feed upon the fallen apples of the old apple tree at the old Mabey Homestead. The Endearing Simplicity of Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. All day today, I was thinking that there is a certain simplicity to … Continue reading

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The Old Ragged Patch

The old rugged patch, this is the very Assistant Scoutmaster patch that I wore on my scout uniform for many years. The Old Ragged Patch By Richard Mabey Jr. When a person reflects upon his or her life, there is … Continue reading

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