Category Archives: Youth

Happy Earth Day To You

I’m old enough to remember the very first Earth Day. In fact, it happened the same year as my high school graduation. 1970 was a time of cultural unrest and many of us young people were pushing the envelopes in … Continue reading

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Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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Social Diversity Is The Spice Of Life

One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “Variety is the spice of life.” I try to keep it in mind as each day unfolds. Doing and experiencing various activities are much of what creates an interesting, fulfilling life. Meeting and … Continue reading

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Listening To The Radio Again

As I write this sentence, I’m hearing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dubinushka, Opus 62” as it fades in and out, interspersed with crystal clarity and near absence with static. The station is broadcasting at the shortwave frequency of approximately 17560 KHz. I have … Continue reading

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Personal Model Cars

Most visitors to my home eventually notice that a model car is parked on one of the display shelves in the living room. Sometimes two shelves feature a miniature automobile. Every few months, the displays feature different cars. New acquaintances … Continue reading

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Time In Our Hands

Before bedtime last night I set the clocks and watches ahead for the change to Daylight Savings Time. (Spring Ahead–Fall Behind) While adjusting the yellow-dial watch, a phrase popped into my head, “Time is in my hands.” Wise people throughout … Continue reading

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On Temporariness

I glanced at the calendar this morning and noticed that today is the second to the last day of the second month of the year already. This is a reminder about how swiftly time passes. It doesn’t seem like New … Continue reading

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