Monthly Archives: July 2016

Henry Perky’s Tasty Invention

Nebraska history contains several cul de sacs along it’s relatively short path.  One of those regards the inventor of shredded wheat breakfast cereal, Henry Perky.  Perky’s story begins near Mount Hope, Ohio where he was born on December 7, 1843. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Bromance

Jorge and I share a closeness that sometimes borders on the contemporary definition of “bromance”.  Physical, geographical distance keeps our relationship from evolving into a full-fledged “bromantic” relationship. “Bromance” isn’t just a new way of saying, “best friends”, it’s an … Continue reading

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Handling Purples …Floral Friday

Technically speaking, purples should be considered as the representation of moderation or medium.  Purple is the blend of the hot color red and the cold color blue.  However, instead of middling, we get an intriguing, mysterious color. Purple is somewhat … Continue reading

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Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide (Review)

The book’s diminutive size caught my attention, just under 7 by 5 by 1 inches.  Then the title–Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide–clinched the decision to read it. At first glance, I expected some sort of step by step book along … Continue reading

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Practical Enforcement Of Free Speech

Awhile ago, I stumbled upon a Facebook meme quoting author Leviak B. Kelly: “… [W]icked people reveal themselves in words first. To inhibit speech would inhibit us seeing the wicked before they act.” As a blogger and an ex-media worker, … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Shirts

Little did I realize it in the late spring of 1967, that my new shirt was the heart and soul of Hawaiian shirts.  Joe, my new high school buddy, gave me a Barong Tagalog. Before I met them, my best … Continue reading

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Moths

The downtown air felt so thick with heat and humidity that mist gathered onto the young man’s eyeglasses. His bandana drooped with moisture wiped from his face. The young man slowed his pace to keep from generating ever more heat.  … Continue reading

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