Category Archives: Hometown

A Few Old Roadmaps

It’s fun to go through boxes of old stuff and wonder what the owner was doing when she or he used it. In this case the items were sandwiched between the covers of a couple of neglected photo albums. I … Continue reading

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The Friendly Man

Last evening, I encountered a very friendly man. He was so friendly I was taken aback. In appearance, he looked like any 40-somethingĀ “average Joe” working man. I was about to enter the supermarket when he greeted me with a hearty … Continue reading

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Gently Used

One of the best descriptions of items at consignment or thrift stores is the phrase, “gently used”. The thing could be a shirt or an office chair. If it is described as gently used, the implication is that the previous … Continue reading

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Happy Man Day

My little day planning calendar book says today is Man Day. This is the first time I’d ever known of such a holiday. So, it’s certainly something to investigate. A search of the Web hasn’t turned up much. There are … Continue reading

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Frenemy

I had originally planned to write about auto insurance for today’s blog post, but I shelved that idea in favor of another topic. This is just as or more important than insuring your vehicle. There is a different, older type … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Followers

The rebellious nature of teens is betrayed by their desire to copy their peers’ fashions. My sociology professor said something to that effect one day in class. The thought has remained with me all of my adult life. He did … Continue reading

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Our Local Library’s Expansion

I’m fortunate to live in a small Midwestern American city that allows its public servants to serve the citizens. This fact inspires and encourages city departments and concerned citizens to formulate, implement, and improve actual physical improvements to public infrastructure. … Continue reading

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