Penelope J. Stokes

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Penelope J. Stokes

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It’s often been debated whether a person’s destiny lies in genetics or environment, but either way, I suppose I was destined to be a fiction writer. A Baby Boomer with an English teacher and a social worker for parents, I grew up being challenged to develop my imagination, and to seek out for myself the meaning and significance of life. I learned early both the magic and mystery of stories and the importance of people–their dreams, their hopes, their longings, their struggles.

From the age of four, when I first learned to read and discovered that words had incredible power, I dreamed of being a writer. But the fulfillment of that dream was a long time in coming. Ten years of university study, culminating in a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature,
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55 Cents to Change the World

Fifty-five cents.

That’s what it costs to change a life.


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Pam and I have lived in the Andes mountains of Ecuador for almost four years. We love the simple lifestyle, the slow pace, the gentle climate. But more than that, we love the people–especially the kind-hearted Indigenous people whose villages surround our little town of Cotacachi.


Ecuador is rich in culture and he

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Published on April 03, 2019 12:27
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“Because our hearts are unprepared for truth, we cling to the deception as a shipwreck victim on a storm-tossed sea will grab at anything that floats. But the splintered rubble of our broken trust - those temporary buoys of our shattered dreams - betray us, gouging rough gashes into our souls, drawing our blood and leaving us to sink.”
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“Cuando llegas al final de tu vida y ves como te acercas a la eternidad, lo unico que importa es que hayas querido de todo corazon a tus seres queridos, nada mas.”
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“Sólo sumida en ese torbellino de emociones, en mis horas, más bajas, descubrí que la gente podía seguir amándome aunque viera mi verdadero yo. Con el lado oscuro incluido.”
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