Monthly Archives: April 2019

Weigh Your Luck

If you converse with people who have had many successes in life, you’ll usually hear something like, “Luck has nothing to do with it, it’s all about hard work and preparation.” My friend Andy, who likes to visit casinos, basically … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day To You

I’m old enough to remember the very first Earth Day. In fact, it happened the same year as my high school graduation. 1970 was a time of cultural unrest and many of us young people were pushing the envelopes in … Continue reading

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Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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Social Diversity Is The Spice Of Life

One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “Variety is the spice of life.” I try to keep it in mind as each day unfolds. Doing and experiencing various activities are much of what creates an interesting, fulfilling life. Meeting and … Continue reading

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Orange Glass …Floral Friday

There have been many stretches of overcast, rainy days this month, making for a drab Spring in Northeast Nebraska. I’ve been pining for some brilliance and color. It was time to bring out some orange colored art glass. The Viking … Continue reading

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Listening To The Radio Again

As I write this sentence, I’m hearing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dubinushka, Opus 62” as it fades in and out, interspersed with crystal clarity and near absence with static. The station is broadcasting at the shortwave frequency of approximately 17560 KHz. I have … Continue reading

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Blah Blah Blah

The interjection, “blah blah blah” is becoming as common as “kinda”, “OK”, and “uh” in everyday conversation. Blah blah blah is basically filler that substitutes for actual content and information. We are living in a very talkative world. Information comes … Continue reading

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