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Distant Friends

The last paragraph of an email from John in San Jose expressed gratitude for our friendship. It caught me pleasantly off-guard. The words came completely out of the blue. They weren’t in honor of a holiday or a birthday. They … Continue reading

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Hanging Out

I finally learned to accept introversion as one of my personality traits a couple of years after taking a part-time job in Norfolk, Nebraska. I had not yet moved from Wayne, where I was last employed. Also, I was in-between … Continue reading

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Jorge

Jorge watched me get ready to prepare coffee in the French press. As I added dark roast beans to the electric grinder, my friend asked me to add a few more because he craved extra caffeine. I also ran the … Continue reading

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Feeling Ambivalent

A large, grey-brown spider distracted me from reading yesterday afternoon after her downward movement appeared in my peripheral vision. I immediately wondered why a basement spider was building a web in the living room. In all the years spent in … Continue reading

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Friends And Enemies

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”–Gautama Buddha The above quote was block printed on a large “Post It Note” that I found inside my old address book in the … Continue reading

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Friendship

One of my Facebook friends put this question to his fellow Facebook friends: “Are Facebook Friends real friends?” The few people who commented didn’t dodge the issue. A couple of them said that too many Facebook Friends are only numbers … Continue reading

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On Friendship Day

Some of our holidays commemorate controversial events or people, that’s just the way things are. There are at least a few unofficial holidays that I believe should be official and hold a much more prominent place on our calendars. Foremost … Continue reading

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