Monthly Archives: February 2020


I understand that today is an intellectual, cultural construct, but I still feel like today is a bonus day. That gives this year a grand total of 366 days. Not only is today an extra, we have the added bonus … Continue reading

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Modernistic …Floral Friday

It’s good to feel an affinity to contemporary styles and standards because it enhances mindfulness of the present. This does not necessarily mean one must conform to fads or standards of modern times. In terms of creativity, a modernistic mindset … Continue reading

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Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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Pink Shirt Day

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the … Continue reading

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Shopping Carts

I once interviewed Luke, the manager of the neighborhood Hy-Vee supermarket for my afternoon public service radio show. One of the few memorable bits of information was the costs of shopping carts. Luke stated that they range in price from … Continue reading

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The 17th century writer of maxims, François de La Rochefoucauld wrote, “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.” He was so skilled at expressing human paradoxes that his maxims are … Continue reading

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I think there is an individual threshold regarding multitasking for each person. Some folks seem to be excellent multitaskers such as jugglers who simultaneously juggle knives, tell jokes, and ride unicycles. Most of the rest of us are better at … Continue reading

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