Category Archives: cultural highlights

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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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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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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So Much Littering

It was time to take a breather from household chores, so I paused to look out the window towards the river. That’s when I saw the plastic bag caught on a tree branch, flapping in the breeze. It’s annoying to … Continue reading

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Jumbo Size

A few days ago, my friend Andy and I decided to eat a Japanese style lunch. Both of us were famished so we skimmed the menu to see how much food we could get for our dollars. We decided to … Continue reading

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Our Town’s Public Library

Three pairs of immense sliding glass doors greet you at the main entrance to the new Norfolk (NE) Public Library. As you approach the first pair, one door slides north the other simultaneously slides south. After entering the first section … Continue reading

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