Category Archives: Controversy

Take Another Walk On The Wild Side

Today I’m wearing a light blue flannel, snap-front western shirt. This is not something I’d typically wear. Last week, Alfredo and I went clothes shopping, mainly so he could have something fresh for his new job. While we were in … Continue reading

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Keeping America More Beautiful

Now that spring has settled into Nebraska for awhile, we see trees budding, flowers blooming, and discarded beverage containers. In the winter, there are much fewer empty bottles and cans on the vacant lot next door. This is due to … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Hate

It seems like a broken record to keep addressing the topic of hate in this blog. The problem is that hate has barged into our culture in so many ways lately. Hate is even considered to be respectable in some … Continue reading

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Golden Rule (OpEd)

There used to be a small department store in downtown Norfolk, Nebraska called the Golden Rule. Their advertising slogan was “We Serve You Right”. The slogan was a perfect fit for the store’s name. Unfortunately, the small Golden Rule chain … Continue reading

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Celebrate Democracy OpEd

When I was an adolescent, two of my big goals were visions of idealism. The first was to run for the U.S. Senate, the second was to become a journalist. The first one has been placed on indefinite hold ever … Continue reading

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Thinking About Loyalty

The ancient Roman historian Suetonius documented the fate of Julius Caesar. He wrote that the soothsayer Spurinna warned the ruler in mid-Februarius (February) that 30-days hence were to be perilous and that the danger would end on the Ides of … Continue reading

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Languishing

I don’t remember the exact reason Jorge changed the topic of our discussion from pleasantries to languishing and wasting away. He just suddenly began talking about the fate of the countless people existing in refugee prison camps in underdeveloped nations. We … Continue reading

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