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harold sikkema

Reflexshadow

Large Size When candle-light cavorts through wine's red iridescence and frolics on the clean white whimsy of ironed purity, the question "shadow or reflection?" only has fresh luster when for this particular audience, the notion is novelty. But tonight it is the...

Large Size When candle-ligh...

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A Motivational Poster

Translated from the dutch, this phrase means "persevere, boy!" For me it carried particular weight as a child, when dad was encouraging me either to clean up my room, or when school was a drag. It had a ring of...

Translated from the dutch, t...

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Leman Tree

Stretch out your limbs to where the light is and you just might graze (in a subtler sense) Swiss grass as do the bell-bearing bovines below. Said the Leman tree to the alps: "the peaks that millennia of tectonics and erosion...

Stretch out your limbs to wh...

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Reformed String Camp

On Sunday evening I attended a concert performance, put on by the Reformed String Camp, in which children from all over the country gathered together to showcase a week's learning and practicing. I was impressed by their collective spirit, doubtless...

On Sunday evening I attended...

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a Mandelbrot Maxim

It strikes me that Mandelbrot's maxim might just as easily apply in a moral sense. When we maintain discipline (in any discipline), wonderous flowers emerge: such flowers as the mothers and fathers who give endlessly of themselves for 20 years...

It strikes me that Mandelbro...

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