Category Archives: Hometown

Neighbor Kids

When my first best friend and his family moved to Colorado, I was inconsolable. During the first few years of grade school, John and I were inseparable. I think one of the main reasons we had become best pals, was … Continue reading

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Becoming An LGBT Elder

Slowly but surely the inevitable fact of aging has become a major part of my life. Social institutions now consider me to be a senior citizen. This is a status that can represent “respect for ones elders” or stigmatize from … Continue reading

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Older Americans

I don’t want to become that cranky old man who yells at kids to get off of his lawn. This thought came to mind when a teen and her large dog cut across the front yard yesterday afternoon. I smiled … Continue reading

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On Mothers Day

During my pre-teens, some of my friends accused me of being a momma’s boy, as if that was a bad thing to be. I don’t think I really fit the personality profile of mommas’ boys because I tried to spend … Continue reading

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Goodwill Industries Week

Like most folks, I like a good bargain. Plus, I like recycling stuff. Those are reasons I donate to and shop at thrift stores. In Norfolk, Nebraska, the one I like best is the Goodwill Store. The brand name is … Continue reading

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The Styrofoam Incident

The situation began logically as a result of severe weather late last month. We had one of those springtime Nebraska blizzards. A wet, “packy”, snowfall accompanied by 50-plus miles-an-hour north winds. At around noon, I peeked out the window to … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Shift

I still remember the very first night on the job at Hewlett-Packard’s main building “on the hill” in Palo Alto, California. Fewer than half of the fluorescent light fixtures were switched on. The slanted rows of skylights that dominated the … Continue reading

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