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Pondering Nostalgia

I touched upon the life of a recently departed acquaintance a couple of weeks ago on this blog. One of his ironic quirks was that he had a dim view of nostalgia. Perhaps he had this attitude because of his … Continue reading

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Play Outside

It was either in January or February of 1965 that a blizzard deposited a very tall snowdrift in front of our house in Lincoln, Nebraska. The wall of snow entirely obscured the front of the house, up to the gutters. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Way back in time, before Thanksgiving became football day and the prelude to “Black Friday”, I remember the holiday as feeling distinct and meaningful for its own sake. Our family usually¬†participated in a “triad” of venues for celebrating the major … Continue reading

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Neighbor Kids

When my first best friend and his family moved to Colorado, I was inconsolable. During the first few years of grade school, John and I were inseparable. I think one of the main reasons we had become best pals, was … Continue reading

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Someday I’ll Laugh About This

Being 13-years-old is awkward. First of all, since the number 13 is enshrined in our culture as unlucky, we have that inauspiciousness in the background at all times. Unlike the hotel floor numbering system, we cannot skip 13. The 13th … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start From The Roots

Intellectually, I know that time and its division into the various factors like hours, days and years is entirely arbitrary.¬† However, I also realize that these artificial divisions enable us to live efficient, somewhat predictable lives and operate government, business, … Continue reading

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