Category Archives: Friendship

Good Manners

The most dainty child and the most gruff redneck harbor sensitive feelings. We’re all “snowflakes” in some way. Resentments are planted and violence erupts when feelings are hurt. We may disguise our pains with the denial of a stiff upper … Continue reading

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True Family

For many of us, to address the subject of family requires exploring our emotions deeply. Our experiences growing up in either a “conventional” nuclear family or being raised in foster family settings do not conform to socially proscribed norms. Many … Continue reading

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Revisiting An Old Hobby

An old junior high buddy contacted me on Facebook this month after being separated from each other for several decades. Gary and I used to hang out at Irvingdale Park in Lincoln, Nebraska during summer school breaks and at each … Continue reading

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That Honest Smile

I only heard him laugh once but it was a very weak strained chuckle. He was a past friend I knew for a dozen years or so. For anonymity sake, let’s call him Keith. He grew up in a prosperous … Continue reading

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On Romance

“I’m startled when you whisper, I’ll run if you should sighI must be so careful, or I’ll kiss my heart goodbyeYou shouldn’t let me dream ’cause I’m too romanticDon’t make me fall unless it could all come true”— James Monaco … Continue reading

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Encouraging Words

I am fortunate to have had the friends I’ve known. Without exception, their enthusiasm and shared interests helped to shape who I continue to become. I would have probably taken a different life path without them. Their encouragement got me … Continue reading

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Up To No Good

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”–musician, singer/songwriter, … Continue reading

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