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Peculiar Treasures: May the Force Be With You

By Kellie Purcill

If you’d rather explore closer to home than a galaxy far, far away, perhaps you’d consider a road trip that comes from a book? This map contains twelve literary journeys – from Mark Twain to Cheryl Strayed – across mainland USA.

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, personalities and hair/light sabre colours – are you an Anne Shirley or Emily Starr?

While many have lost heroes and iconic artists last year, this article suggests that it wasn’t 2016 that was killing people, but the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.

Being convinced you’re on the right side of a cause is one thing, however all sides have their reasons for why they are standing/fighting where they are. This piece proposing a reason behind anti-Mormonism has garnered some attention, as has this response to it.

Sometimes we may find ourselves alone. There is power in being just one, such as what happens when you’re the only one who shows up to church, and sometimes the power of just being yourself, doing and trying, impacts multiple people and families, one CD, note or conversation at a time.

If “Do” is on your list of things to do (or even “Do Not” for that matter), do please consider supporting Segullah through your Amazon shopping just by using this link, and do try these 10 short stories throughout the next year.

As we come to the end credits of this week’s Peculiar Treasures, a final gem: a contemplation on the passing of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher within days of each other, and how it – and mortality – ties us all beautifully together. Peace out.

(Artwork for this week’s Peculiar Treasures is available here).

About Kellie Purcill

lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.

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