Category Archives: Youth

These Are Halcyon Days

We have already arrived at the Halcyon Days of 2017. These are the days that are tinged with the spirit of ancient Greek mythology. These are not just the days for the Kingfisher birds to brood on the Aegean Sea, … Continue reading

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Something About Jane Addams

One of the best things about combing through and culling your own archives is stumbling across books that inspired some aspect of your life. One book that was buried in my brass trunk was Jane Addams and Social Reform: A … Continue reading

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Moralism (OpEd)

The woman looked older but was not wiser than her actual age. She loved to preach to the church goers around her at noon after the late service at the Methodist church. She rarely spoke gently and kindly, her monologues … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

One of the earliest lessons we learn in childhood is that we are judged by the company we keep. If our parent taught us this, she was probably concerned about how we would develop our ideals, morals, and ethics. Literature … Continue reading

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Precognition?

While making my bed Monday morning, a thought about an acquaintance popped into my head. Ricardo is someone who used to converse with me nearly every day. Anyway, Ricardo moved to Indiana a couple of years ago, and hasn’t bothered … Continue reading

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Role Models

People have plenty of time to think when doing yard work. For ¬†instance, the other day I was busy picking up twigs and litter in the front yard. The mind decided to think about role models I’ve had. The very … Continue reading

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Peanutty Goodness

Nobody needs to promote the consumption of peanut butter to me. I’d eat the stuff even if it was unhealthy. I’ve ingested so much peanut butter over the years that it’s a wonder peanut butter is still my go to … Continue reading

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