Category Archives: Health

It’s Ally Week

One of my college student friends reminded me yesterday that this week is GLSEN’s Ally Week. Gloria said this is a very special week for her because she remains an active member of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network group … Continue reading

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The Checklist

I turned sixty-six last month. Around the time of that event and afterwards, I’ve been experiencing some sort of wake-up calls about mortality. I’ve always known intellectually that life on this planet is impermanent. I’ve also done countless meditations on mortality … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Pizza

The video featured the world’s largest most deliverable pizza.  The infomercial “documentary” touted a gigantic pizza pie that is 54 inches square. In order to completely bake it, they have to rotate it in the oven halfway through the baking … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

Now that we’ve nearly gotten through the Nebraska summer, it seems like we can finally relax our worries about severe weather events until the blizzard season arrives. Then I remember that an EF-4 wedge tornado tore through Wayne County on … Continue reading

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Encouragement

It’s easy to tear people down, criticize them, degrade their basic humanity, and try to turn them into outcasts. In today’s hyper-negative American culture, it’s helpful to mentally step back, take a few deep breaths, and ponder some encouraging thoughts. … Continue reading

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Self-Aware

In some circles, there is the belief that young children and animals do not have self-awareness. This clashes with most people’s experiences of having been young children at earlier stages of our lives. Personally, I had a strong sense of … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic

There were some cooler than normal days last month in Nebraska. They were wake-up calls, in good ways. Mostly the cool weather enabled my mind to shake off its normal summer doldrums and feel more enthusiastic. Mowing the yard, trimming … Continue reading

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