Category Archives: Healing

Reflections of Walking Distance

Reflections of Walking Distance By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t think that there is any other half-hour of television broadcasting that has affected me as deeply as the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Walking Distance.” It stars Gig Young, who portrays … Continue reading

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To Climb A Mountain

A rare photo of my climb up Steinhauser Mountain. To Climb A Mountain By Richard Mabey Jr. In the early summer of 1966, I had completed the seventh grade. I was 12 years old. I had just spent one entire … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3

Dear old Boonton High School. The very setting for this true-life story Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3 By Richard Mabey Jr. There comes in the life of each and every one us, a hurt. A hurt so deep that time cannot … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

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Remembering Reverend Duitsman

I was rather proud that my tribute to Reverend William Duitsman made the front page of the prestigious Life and Leisure newspaper. Remembering Reverend Duitsman By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 2004, I wrote a tribute article to one … Continue reading

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When Love Dies, Or Seems To

When Love Dies, Or Seems To By Richard Mabey Jr. Life is such a funny thing. How many times has this happened to you? A close friend, who lives nearby, gives you a phone call or stops by to see … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

Journey to Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The long, enduring journey to truth, begins at precious childhood, and then through trials of youth, a gentle sapling among the wild wood.   This sacred call, this inner voice, guides us all … Continue reading

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