Category Archives: Contemplation

Stagnation

When a people confine their vision to popular memes, they stifle their own vitality. People who guide their lives by myths and shiboleths hold others back. The person who goes along just to get along will likely encounter mental stagnation. … Continue reading

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Aware

The cooler temperatures of September in Nebraska bring about a particular silence around the house. At night, I no longer need to use an electric table fan to circulate air in the bedroom. The HVAC doesn’t cycle to air conditioning … Continue reading

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True Family

For many of us, to address the subject of family requires exploring our emotions deeply. Our experiences growing up in either a “conventional” nuclear family or being raised in foster family settings do not conform to socially proscribed norms. Many … Continue reading

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On Romance

“I’m startled when you whisper, I’ll run if you should sighI must be so careful, or I’ll kiss my heart goodbyeYou shouldn’t let me dream ’cause I’m too romanticDon’t make me fall unless it could all come true”— James Monaco … Continue reading

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To Be Yourself

Society frowns upon being judgmental and rightly so. On the other hand, it is in our best interests to possess discernment in our dealings with others. The boundary between these two conditions is fuzzy. I maintain that appropriateness is an … Continue reading

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One Big Dysfunctional Family

I spent about an hour viewing video clips about the James Webb Space Telescope and the International Space Station yesterday. I marveled at the breathtaking discoveries that have been revealed during the short span of my life. In addition, there … Continue reading

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The Clipboard

The decades-old clipboard leaned against the old stereo equipment stand in my den. I had recently tucked a few reminders of what needed prompt attention–some Russian Cyrillic cursive practice, Russian vocabulary drills, and a “Human Rights Campaign” bumper sticker. (The … Continue reading

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