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Happy Brothers Day

I have been thought of as a brother several times by people who are not members of my nuclear, birth family. The first one to do this was Carlos, our family’s foreign exchange student from Mexico. Another person was one … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Birthday

Unlike Christmas, which is celebrated in January by many Orthodox Christians or in December by most other Christians, The Buddha’s Birthday holiday varies not only by region or country, but also widely by its date. The traditional commemoration of the … Continue reading

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Obsolete

There’s a 1980s Sears “LXI” TV in the music room that has not been used for several years. I plugged it in Friday to see if it still works like new. It does. I picked up one of those digital … Continue reading

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Neighbor Kids

When my first best friend and his family moved to Colorado, I was inconsolable. During the first few years of grade school, John and I were inseparable. I think one of the main reasons we had become best pals, was … Continue reading

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Etiquette Is So Important

“Etiquette is all human social behavior. If you’re a hermit on a mountain, you don’t have to worry about etiquette; if somebody comes up the mountain, then you’ve got a problem. It matters because we want to live in reasonably … Continue reading

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Becoming An LGBT Elder

Slowly but surely the inevitable fact of aging has become a major part of my life. Social institutions now consider me to be a senior citizen. This is a status that can represent “respect for ones elders” or stigmatize from … Continue reading

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The Omaha Bee-News December 28, 1930

December 28th was just another Sunday in 1930. The Great Depression had been underway for over a year. Herbert Hoover was the US President and the 71st Congress was in session. The Executive Branch and the Congressional Branch were both … Continue reading

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