Monthly Archives: October 2016

Move On

The problem of cogitating about past slights and hurts from others is common to our species. Equally common are regrets we harbor about words we have spoken and risks not taken in the course of our lives. Whether we admit … Continue reading

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Food Day Is Today

You might be eating something or thinking about eating something as you read this on your device.  In developed countries, access to food is taken for granted.  While we might be concerned about what we’re going to eat today, more … Continue reading

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Corn Scouts

Even Nebraskans who don’t grow up on farms find ourselves immersed in some aspect of corn culture. It seems like corn is everywhere in Eastern Nebraska. Corn is even in our state’s unofficial moniker, “The Cornhusker State”. We fetishize the … Continue reading

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Mugs …Floral Friday

Unique mugs and drinking vessels are fun to collect and use.  They can be purchased for modest sums at touristy areas and even thrift stores.  I can’t resist them.  They also can serve as attractive containers for small floral arrangements. The … Continue reading

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Dad And Popcorn

Yesterday I realized that the days had become a bit cooler and shorter in Nebraska.  This put me in the mood for popcorn.  I got out the terra cotta microwave popper, some vegetable oil, and the jar of kernels I bought from … Continue reading

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The Men With The Pink Triangle (Review)

Ever since my first coming out in 1974, I’ve wanted to educate myself about the history of gay people.  The subject had been largely neglected until relatively recent years.  However, I was able to glean small snippets of information from magazine … Continue reading

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Face Fear

My great-uncle Ivan sometimes reminded me that as we age, we can become set in our ways and more fearful of life.  This is a problem the wise person monitors and gently works to avoid at all costs.  For a … Continue reading

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