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“The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.”– Aesop There were few readers of classic literature and fiction in my family, so there was little encouragement to explore … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre

The first day of a new month can represent another opportunity to dig in and accomplish something. We might feel a twinge of energy when we turn the page of the calendar. That’s one reason why I still prefer a … Continue reading

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I see Eduardo downtown nearly every day. English is not his second language, nor is Spanish my second language. We always greet each other with simple phrases. He usually begins our brief interactions by saying, “Good Morning”. I return his politeness … Continue reading

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Bright-Eyed And Bushy-Tailed

Rick greeted me by asking, “How are you?” I replied, “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” The old idiom just popped out of the mouth without any forethought. My friend laughed at the unusual response then he asked why I felt so cheerful. First … Continue reading

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There were some cooler than normal days last month in Nebraska. They were wake-up calls, in good ways. Mostly the cool weather enabled my mind to shake off its normal summer doldrums and feel more enthusiastic. Mowing the yard, trimming … Continue reading

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Something About Enthusiasm

I normally cut the grasses in the yard myself, but I haven’t been able to do so because of a back injury. So, yesterday I hired a man and his two sons to do the work. The family normally cuts … Continue reading

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Very early in my radio career I collaborated on a series of promotional commercials with country music singer Leroy Van Dyke for his appearance at the Wayne County Fair (Nebraska).  He felt that my laid-back announcing style needed to be shifted … Continue reading

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