Category Archives: Contemplation

Smiling

Parker’s eyes light up, a toothy smile floods his face, and we fist-bump all at the same time. It’s refreshing to be greeted by a sincere smile. When the gesture is spontaneous and natural, it comes from someone who is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2023

Today’s holiday is often misunderstood by many American citizens. Memorial Day is not about a big car race in Indiana, nor special sales events, nor even picnics. Memorial Day is all about our fallen military heroes. Memorial Day was originally … Continue reading

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Live And Let Live

There’s little doubt that many people have surrendered to the wiles of highly manipulative leaders. Fear and negativity are more emotionally forceful than love and positivity. Far fewer candidates for public leadership envision the reality of favorable human evolution compared … Continue reading

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Consolation

“The unlucky believes he has been overlooked by fortune and fate.”–anonymous The above quote seems to articulate how people feel when we don’t quite reach the epitome of public acclaim or when we fall just shy of our goals. The … Continue reading

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We Are Family

Not all of the time-worn clich├ęs are worn-out. Many of them have been shown true throughout the years. One of them regards making room in our lives for the stuff that matters like: fun and joy, love and generosity, friends … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day 2023

It’s been 34 years since I last celebrated Mother’s Day with my biological mother. Yet, I still feel the tug on my heartstrings whenever I see a photograph of her or a memory about her pops up out of nowhere. … Continue reading

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Mysterious

Aurora borealis manifests in a less colorful form in Nebraska than in more northern locales. We usually see it as a misty, white cloudlike apparation. During an otherwise cloudless early morning this week, the aurora showed up further south than … Continue reading

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