Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Mother’s Reckoning (Review)

Just sitting here at my desk thinking about Sue Klebold’s book, my eyes become blurry with tears. A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, is one of the most moving books I have ever read.  It is the … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Optimism

My friend Jorge was on his way back home to Denver after his most recent job to begin a two-week vacation.  There was no immediate deadline to return the truck and his boss okayed a one day layover in Nebraska.  We found … Continue reading

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Potential

While skimming through my “newsfeed” on Facebook yesterday, I stopped at an idealized image of a waterfall. As is the case with pictures of this sort, there was an inspirational quote.  This one was attributed to James T. McCay. “No … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day 2016

π is quite an impressive and interesting concept. The “right-upright” rounded depiction of this Greek letter became the Roman “P”. In the Cyrillic alphabet it is the letter “Π” (peh), the cursive capital form looks nearly identical to π. We … Continue reading

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Good And Evil

I have no desire to write a dissertation about the nature of good and evil, the root causes of good and evil, nor extensive examples of good and evil.  I only want to ponder the concepts of good and evil … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of ’88

Julius was lost in reverie as he recalled details about his father’s harrowing story about the terrible storm that swept over a little country school near Valley, Nebraska and the rest of the vicinity, in 1888.  The “Great Blizzard of … Continue reading

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Playful …Floral Friday

Much of the practice of being a hobbyist, is letting go and indulging in constructive entertainment. I’ve long considered hobby time to be the grown up version of grade school play time.  A hobby is an activity you do just because you … Continue reading

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