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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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Thinking About The Dust Bowl

During my childhood, I learned there was actually no such time as the good ol’ days.  The earliest and most repetitive stories and reminiscences about the past were recounted by my maternal grandfather.  He often waxed nostalgic about the struggles … Continue reading

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Black Thursday

I grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression.  No, I wasn’t alive until well after the end of the financial catastrophy.  But I still believe that my childhood and early life was strongly influenced by the austerity of … Continue reading

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