Category Archives: Friendship

Pondering Nostalgia

I touched upon the life of a recently departed acquaintance a couple of weeks ago on this blog. One of his ironic quirks was that he had a dim view of nostalgia. Perhaps he had this attitude because of his … Continue reading

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Illusions

The steady rumbling of distant thunder awakened me too early in the morning. I stumbled into the living room to retrieve my phone in order to check NOAA weather radar. It revealed a couple of non-severe thunderstorms approaching town from … Continue reading

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Continuity

The sky was overcast with thin, almost white stratus clouds. This helped to create a bland weather condition. It was not cheerful nor gloomy. It just made the day seem blah. It provided a¬†setting for Max’s funeral that he would … Continue reading

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Gifts

Right on schedule, at the end of July, the Nebraska Lottery sent my early birthday present. It’s a scratch-off ticket for a “free” chance to possibly win a jackpot. In the past, the only prize I’ve ever received is another … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

Second cousin Neal was generous to a fault. He seemed to find a lot of joy in giving gifts of things and of his time. In today’s parlance, Neal (not his real name) was a people-pleaser. His self-sacrifice was so … Continue reading

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To Win At All Costs

The desire to prevail in disputes and disagreements is natural. This urge is often exploited to favorable effect in athletic contests and warfare. The compulsion to win at all costs takes on more nuanced value when it comes to interpersonal … Continue reading

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His Personal Power

Glen was an emotionally withdrawn teen because he was often teased for his squeaky voice and long legs. He classified himself as “mid-tier” between cool and untouchable according to his school’s hierarchy. His social skills were weak to non-existent, but … Continue reading

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