Category Archives: Hometown

What Is Inspirational?

I asked Walter what inspired him. The 94-year-old acquaintance answered, “I want to remain relevant to myself.” He reflected that for much of his life, he was worried about keeping up with popular social trends and political beliefs. As Walter … Continue reading

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Is Privacy Dead?

My late friend Doug was extremely possessive of his privacy, so much so that his siblings knew very little about him. One of the last times we discussed the subject of privacy, Doug mentioned that he still did not have … Continue reading

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Encourage Anyway

After showing that he is trustworthy and is capable of improving his life, he was recently given permission to leave the halfway house. I met Eldon (an alias) at our town’s Goodwill Store. Eldon has a chipper, outgoing personality and … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

A banker friend (who has been long deceased) one day mentioned something in passing. Walt said people in the banking business measure their personal worth in financial terms. For the most part, bankers consider themselves “high value” people with plenty … Continue reading

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Hugs

I’m not Brad Pitt, not even close. I’m not a famous celebrity. I’ve had instances when some complete stranger approaches me asking for a hug. The last time someone did this, he also wanted to take a selfie with me. … Continue reading

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Beautiful

I met Gary’s wife Gertrude at the New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Gary is a passing acquaintance who sometimes grouses about his family life, but is otherwise a regular kind of guy. I had been led to expect his spouse’s … Continue reading

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Clean Off The Desk

I believe there are at least two “Clean off your Desk” unofficial holidays each year. Today is one of them. I try to celebrate them; at least that is my intent. I’d like to develop better “desk hygiene” so the … Continue reading

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