Category Archives: Hometown

Thinking About Exploration

One of my favorite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” What he’s saying … Continue reading

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Vive La Différence

Several times during my adolescence I remember hearing teachers and advisors warn students about conformity. While it is wise to obey laws such as those for highway traffic and business transactions, it’s not always smart to play follow the leader. … Continue reading

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Pull Your Sofa From The Wall

I own two sofas. Just writing that short statement causes me to smile. The sofas are two different styles of furniture. The sofa that’s in my music room was manufactured by the Charles Schneider Company. The upholstery fabric design is … Continue reading

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Electrifying

Our way of learning about dangers is often described as a child touching a hot stove. The toddler learns to avoid doing that again. I distinctly remember a moment like that happening when I was five-years-old. I was checking out the … Continue reading

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Reminiscing About Meals

There are a lot of books, websites, and experts we can consult regarding the types of food we should consume for optimal health. What is less common are words about regular, everyday meals. Certainly, there are countless pages regarding holiday meals, … Continue reading

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Walking West On The East Path

One of the best perks the City of Norfolk, Nebraska has added during the past few years is the paved bicycle/hiking path. Specifically the path that was built along the river in the eastern part of town. The segment I … Continue reading

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The Road Trip

Steve had never been to the Black Hills of South Dakota. That’s unusual because most of the people I know here in Northeast Nebraska have been there at least once. Most of my other friends have vacationed in the Black … Continue reading

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