Category Archives: Youth

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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Role Models

Fictional superheroes seem to be as popular among adults as they are with youth. At least that’s what I’ve observed regarding popular culture. The proliferation of superhero themed movies, games, and stories seem to bear this out. Personally, I’m not … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers’ Day

It’s been a few decades since I’ve been able to wish my mom a happy Mothers Day. Although she passed away long ago, I still think about her. It’s normal and good to contemplate upon motherhood. None of us would … Continue reading

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Committed

A fellow traveler–friend, Jorge, once said that when you want to become very good at doing something difficult you have to acknowledge how hard your path will be. You then have to begin putting it into practice as soon as … Continue reading

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Affectation

There seems to be a human propensity towards appearing virtuous and pure of heart. I cannot point to any sociological nor statistical studies about this apparent trait. This is simply a mode of behavior I’ve noticed in myself and others. … Continue reading

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Pretending

Probably the best childhood Christmas present I ever received was the little tape recorder from my parents. It enabled a major step in my childhood development. Little ten-year-old me interviewed grandparents, cousins, and other family members that Christmas day. It … Continue reading

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