Category Archives: Youth

Yippie! It’s Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. For most … Continue reading

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Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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Making

I contend that it’s not the “movers and shakers” that forge history, it’s the “movers and makers” that really do so. When we think of American History, we had people like Frederick Douglass a mover and Alexander Graham Bell a … Continue reading

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JFK: A Vision For America (Review)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been 100 years-old this year had he lived. The centennial year of Kennedy’s birth has inspired some new books about the 35th President of the United States. The first one I came across is JFK: … Continue reading

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Torschlusspanik

I simply love compound German words, especially long ones comprised of many, many letters.  They are precise in their meanings and they’re delightful to speak. This fondness stems from my overall love of the German language. The fact is, there … Continue reading

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1968 LIFE

I was a high school sophomore and a junior in 1968. That was what I first remembered when I stumbled across the “Life” magazine that was dated January 10, 1969. The “Special Issue” was a recap of one of the … Continue reading

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Yet More Old Treasures

I’m still sorting through and processing the hundreds of artifacts that my late father stored inside of his oldest house.  While much of the stuff is easily relegated to the garbage heap, other items are worth a second look. Most … Continue reading

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