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Toy Stories

I just saw the latest Toy Story. No details, but a general comment: This is the rare series that’s just as enjoyable even on the third installment as it was in the first two, and if anything, more moving. Beyond their wonderful cleverness (I’d love to sit in on the writer’s meetings to watch the brainstorming), that’s what makes these movies work: heart. They’re about the friends of your childhood and all that they represent: imagination, adventure, love.

So let’s reminisce. I don’t mean the ones that just seemed cool at the time, but the friends you looked at with real affection. Talk about what they meant to you: How they sparked your imagination, how they placed you in another world, how they let you project your thoughts, fantasies, and idealized qualities. In short, let’s hear your toy stories.

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Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman has been a columnist for Boundless since the site’s founding in 1998, and did a stint as editor in 2002-2003. He’s also a former staffer and current contributing editor for Focus on the Family Citizen magazine. Matt is a freelance writer/editor who spent some years in Colorado, but gave up the mountains for the cornfields: He now lives in his hometown of Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. His house is a five minute drive from the one where he grew up, and he enjoys daily walks around the park where he used to play baseball.

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