Category Archives: Youth

Eventual Obscurity

Last week I began the process of culling photos out of the WordPress media library for this blog because they are ineffiently taking up a lot of bandwidth. This blog’s library is already reaching it’s capacity on a paid platform … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Sidekick

Dad sometimes expressed his wish for me to be a television host. He envisioned me of one day replacing Johnny Carson. Dad said not to settle for becoming Ed McMahon’s replacement. I usually brushed off dad’s comments by reminding him … Continue reading

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Kiss A Ginger Today

I received the most Novocaine I’ve ever needed. One day, last July I had been scheduled for a molar extraction at the dental clinic. The dentist brought out the dreaded long-needle syringe and injected the pain-numbing drug into the gum … 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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Happy Holidays 2022

A short memory about my 15th Christmas just popped into my mind. The day was more or less pleasant but unremarkable for a typically sullen teenager. As I recall, it was a holiday spent at the maternal grandparents’ Nebraska farm … Continue reading

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Everyday Stuff

I spent a good share of my teen years living in a lower middle class neighborhood at the south side of Lincoln, Nebraska. The most noteworthy landmark of the area was the state penetentiary located about a mile away from … Continue reading

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Me, Driving

I’m guessing that the teenaged versions of most of us could barely wait to acquire our driver’s licences. Fourteen-year-old me requently lost sleep by imagining myself behind the wheel of an actual automobile. Fifteen-year-old me was at the county courthouse … Continue reading

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