Category Archives: History

Memorial Day 2021

Fewer than half of surveyed American citizens know that Memorial Day was instituted to honor individuals who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Approximately one-third of those surveyed were unsure of the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans’ … Continue reading

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Evil?

“He who speaks evil only differs from him who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.”–1st century rhetorician, Quintilian While skimming through the new non-fiction books at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library I noticed another edition of William L. Shirer’s … Continue reading

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Precedent

Tradition is a touchy subject in any era. We often forget that traditions derive from the precedents of their times. This came to mind after seeing a friend’s photograph on Facebook. His adopted son had turned nine-years-old. The photo depicted … Continue reading

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About A Few Stylish Colors

During a Facebook automotive interest group discussion about a car photo, one member commented that he liked the 1957 Lincoln Premiere’s styling but hated it in the color pink. Another member wondered if “Mary Kay” decided to use Lincoln cars … Continue reading

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Discernment Of Our Cultures

While sweeping the kitchen floor yesterday, I pondered the current popular attention to narcissists, and narcissistic behavior. The thought took a mental detour to wondering how much the current culture of America and many other nations seem to display very … Continue reading

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Some Factoids About My Home State

This morning I replaced the batteries in the house’s thermostat as a safeguard to be sure the HVAC brings heat when needed. (Whoever thought it was a good idea to have battery powered, basic thermostats should have their heads examined.) … Continue reading

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Regarding Conflict

“Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.”–Brad Pitt Happiness is a fleeting state of mind because it comes about as the product of purpose, function, and conflict. If we search for happiness only for happiness’ sake, we … Continue reading

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