Category Archives: Hometown

Revisiting An Old Hobby

An old junior high buddy contacted me on Facebook this month after being separated from each other for several decades. Gary and I used to hang out at Irvingdale Park in Lincoln, Nebraska during summer school breaks and at each … Continue reading

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Some September Close-Ups

I wanted to share a photo of a vintage wristwatch with a buddy who lives in Minnesota, so I took a few test shots. One of them showed the dings and scratches that revealed that the prior owner might have … Continue reading

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Reflections On Citizenship Day

More than 20 years ago, my late step-mom, Tippy raised her hand and took the solemn oath of United States citizenship. All of us were very proud of her on that day in Omaha. She later had her citizenship certificate … Continue reading

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Idea Swapping

Two weeks ago, I mentioned briefly in this blog that I had been searching for an errant, missing battery charger for one of my inexpensive pocket cameras. I searched high and low for the thing with no luck. This Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Blue Sky

During a stroll through the neighborhood, I was struck by the unusually rich blue tone of the sky. Was it due to less humidity in the air? Was the angle of the Sun a factor? Were there fewer pollutants swirling … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind Week

While observing construction workers going about their tasks on the river front urban renewal improvement project near my home, some philosophical thoughts passed through my brain. First and foremost was the fact that one day all of us have a … Continue reading

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During my habitual Sunday afternoon reminiscing, I reflected about my late friend and how he lived his life. I first met Charlie before he closed down his small, downtown clock and watch repair business. He always exchanged pleasantries with his … Continue reading

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