Author Profile: Kobi Shaw
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 December 2010
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People take great pride in their Christmas trees, whether they be real or artificial. Colored or white lights? Bows and ribbons, or strings of beads? The possibilities are endless.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 December 2010
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While visiting my family for a week, I managed to see three different exes. These reunions were not merely happenstance. They were planned and pleasant experiences.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
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I have a friend whose mantra is “If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 September 2010
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Some people test-drive a few cars before making a down payment. This was the approach I took towards religion. I tried them all, and I still don’t know what I’m doing.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 July 2010
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I want a good night’s sleep. Not a drug-induced kind of sleep. Just a natural, quiet, uneventful type of slumber. But outside influences too often get between me and Mr. Sandman.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 1 July 2010
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I was always an artsy type, a complete mystery to the rest of my athletic family. But when I was in high school, my “Joe Jock” father made the ultimate sacrifice and performed alongside me in a show.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 May 2010
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I couldn’t wait to share my favorite board games with my kids. I was certain they would love them the same way I did. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 April 2010
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I live in a town of 1,100 people. To be more accurate, I reside eight miles outside of town and my nearest neighbors are a quarter of a mile away. Those neighbors are cows.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 April 2010
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Surrounded by family members, the stories start to fly. A number of these stories involves me and that’s where problems arise, because my mother and I tend to remember stories differently.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 March 2010
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There always seems to be some family heirloom that people fight over, whether it’s for the financial value of the object or for sentimental reasons. In my husband’s family, that object is Hector, a ventriloquist’s dummy.