Category Archives: Youth

The Protagonists

While chatting with my friend Jonathan earlier this week, the topic of subjectivity came up. Specifically people’s inner lives and how they see themselves engaging in the world. Jonathan described how he has envisioned himself as a professional basketball player. … Continue reading

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The Marble

Old school personal development personality Earl Nightingale once told a story about a glass marble. Nightingale related how he had been hogging the conversation with a friend. He eventually noticed the friend was looking over Nightingale’s shoulder seemingly bored. He … Continue reading

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Good Radio People

I awakened quite early in the wee hours of the morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep so I got out of bed and started writing this post. The mind was active recalling the minutia of a typical shift at … Continue reading

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Illusion

I sit at my desk and tap on some keys. Letters form words, sentences, paragraphs, and a story. This activity appears on Microsoft’s “Notepad” so I can edit and proofread the product of my mental processes. When I try to … Continue reading

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Impermanent

While wheeling the trash container from the curb to the back yard, I noticed a dragonfly carcass in an orb spider’s web on the side of the house. The irony of a predator caught in the web of another predator … Continue reading

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Incomplete

There was a copy of the Athenaeum Portrait above the blackboard in one of the classrooms at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the famous unfinished painting of George Washington by the artist Gilbert Stuart. The copy of … Continue reading

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Free Spirits

Being joyful and vital does not necessarily correlate with chronological age. I’ve met children who are bursting with creativity and happiness and people who are older than me who love to explore new concepts, try new activities, and bubble over … Continue reading

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