Category Archives: Youth

A Growing Friendship

I’m in the process of beginning a new friendship. Having written that sentence, I just want sit here and ponder its implications, and meanings. When you’re fully aware of the process of making friends with another human being, you feel … Continue reading

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The Long And Winding Road

Once in a blue moon I slip my old vinyl copy of The Beatles album “Let It Be” onto the turntable. I don’t listen to the songs of my youth very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually Beatle’s … Continue reading

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Parents’ Jewelry

The first and last time I tried on a piece of mom’s jewelry was several decades ago. Maybe I was nine or ten; that’s unclear. Mom was culling her costume jewelry into a pile to give away and a pile … Continue reading

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Happy Arrr-gust

Are there any other violent criminals more romantically and favorably depicted as pirates?  It seems odd to celebrate armed robbery on the high seas. Piracy at sea is a violent crime that is classified as a capital offense by most nations. … Continue reading

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Clowning Around

Doug was one of the class clowns at his high school in Minneapolis. After attending technical trade college, he  moved to Nebraska to work as the morning drive announcer at the small radio station where I was working. Doug’s show … Continue reading

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Do Nothing

We are a very fidgety species. Apparently this is true physically and mentally. We can see this when we observe people who are closest to their unsocialized state–children. When kids aren’t physically checking out everything and anything, they’re busy asking … Continue reading

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Spontaneous

There is much to be said for a certain amount of institutionalized structure, strategic planning, and discipline. Without these, our society would be chaotic. However, the sweetness of life comes about because of spontaneity. Spontaneity is the essential spark of … Continue reading

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