Category Archives: Friendship

Much Ado

It began as a case of mistaken identity. I was in the nursing home in Wayne, Nebraska (pre-pandemic) and was greeted by someone I hadn’t seen since ages ago. He had been visiting his mother who had just been admitted … Continue reading

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Hello!

Hello! Most likely, I’ve just greeted ten people simply by posting today’s blog page. Today is World Hello Day. The commemoration encourages us to greet ten people today. Technically, I probably met my personal goal by simply adding the thumbnail … Continue reading

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Contemplating Kindness Again

Have you noticed that there is a difference between being nice and being kind? Once you are aware of the two concepts, it’s hard to unknow it. The two are often equated because there is some overlap. Being nice is … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

The first verse of “America The Beautiful” is the one most likely to become an earworm. The lines that are looping in my head this morning are, “And crown thy good with brotherhood / From sea to shining sea!” The … Continue reading

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Deutsche Kommunikation

A mental switch clicked on the moment I realized I was thinking in German. It happened after I had completed studying for a quiz for the high school German language class. It was a sophomore level elective course that I … Continue reading

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Hermit Day Thoughts

It’s 4:13 in the morning as I tap out the keys on the old laptop. I just came in from the cool, breezy outdoors. Orange the cat and I have completed our regular communion. I hear the clack-clack of the … Continue reading

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To Experience

My then new friend Greg ecstatically described “The Gatekeeper” roller coaster ride as we waited in a long line of thrill-seekers. During the wait, I made sure to place my wallet and keys inside a flap pocket of my cargo … Continue reading

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