Category Archives: Friendship

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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Accountable

My pal Jorge took a sip from the coffee mug, sighed, then looked into my eyes. “Jay, are you as thirsty for accountability as I am?” I responded that indeed I was very much so. Jorge said that it looks … 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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Struggles With Egotism

My friend Jorge’s husband José, likes to include a quotation in the signature portion of his personal emails. His practice is much like the Blue Jay of Happiness quotes that close my daily blog. The pithy quote that ended his … 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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Older Americans

I don’t want to become that cranky old man who yells at kids to get off of his lawn. This thought came to mind when a teen and her large dog cut across the front yard yesterday afternoon. I smiled … Continue reading

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To Smile

Many dental clinics state that they are in the business to sell smiles. The clinic I prefer could just as well say so on their sign and business cards. Everyone who works there frequently smiles. My dentist hired another hygienist … Continue reading

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