Category Archives: Hometown

The Desk

I get up very early each morning, prepare coffee, and orient my consciousness at the desk in the music room. The obsolete Toshiba laptop takes several minutes to boot up. While it goes about its own morning routine, I make … Continue reading

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Stuff That Drops And Falls

I’m considering wearing a hardhat just to retrieve the mail. Recently, I was crossing the street to check my mailbox for an important letter I was expecting. Halfway there, I saw a blur in front of my face. It was … Continue reading

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Thinking About A Few Gadgets

While searching for an old diary journal, I stumbled across the two user manuals for my vintage Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. I had purchased the refurbished camera back in 1978 from a shop in downtown Norfolk, Nebraska after having … Continue reading

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We Might Laugh About This One Day

When the country music singer, John Conlee was touring the United States in the early 1980s, one of his gigs was here in Norfolk, Nebraska. Conlee’s tour manager conferenced with me about the two shows that I was to emcee. … Continue reading

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At The Last Minute

Last Christmas Eve, a friend invited our friends group to his apartment for a casual, potluck, holiday social gathering. As we settled into the living room, the host nervously excused himself. We heard boxes being dropped and paper crinkling in … Continue reading

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Thoughts In Silence

A light fog had enveloped the neighborhood. There were cones of bluish light beneath the LED streetlights along the street. Within this vapor, every sound was muffled. There is a certain quality of silence with foggy air. When the fog … Continue reading

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Solstice Today!

“The fiercest blizzard begins with a single snowflake.” My friend Jonathan jokingly twisted the famous saying from the Tao te Ching: “A journey of a thousand li starts beneath one’s feet.” My young pal said the clever pun on December … Continue reading

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