Category Archives: Youth

My Summer Of 1965

Southeastern Nebraska has very humid summers. Granted, they’re probably not as muggy as those in the Deep South or in the tropics, but summers in Lincoln can feel stultifying to some folks. When we kids became overheated from riding bikes, … Continue reading

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Another View Of the Fifties And Sixties

“There is too much misguided nostalgia in America these days!” My friend Gene blurted this out while we watched a commercial for a local eatery. The visuals included scenes of 1950s teens dancing “The Twist” There were Hula Hoops and … Continue reading

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Some Sketchy Sketches

Somehow, a notebook full of pencil drawings of car designs has come up missing from my file cabinet. I wanted Jorge’s opinion on the original automotive styling and designs I had composed during my teens. A lot of work and … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding

In the large shopping mall, the little boy kept tugging at my sleeve insisting that I buy a beer. “It’s only 50-cents. Please,I want beer.” I repeatedly told him, “No, I cannot buy you a beer.” The boy said, “One … Continue reading

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A Pillow On Your Refrigerator

Supposedly placing a pillow on top of your refrigerator today will bring good luck to your family for a year. My friend José emailed me with this little tidbit as a little joke saying I should try it.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Happy Brothers Day

I have been thought of as a brother several times by people who are not members of my nuclear, birth family. The first one to do this was Carlos, our family’s foreign exchange student from Mexico. Another person was one … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Birthday

Unlike Christmas, which is celebrated in January by many Orthodox Christians or in December by most other Christians, The Buddha’s Birthday holiday varies not only by region or country, but also widely by its date. The traditional commemoration of the … Continue reading

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