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Meanderings About The Future Again

A few weeks ago, I posted some reflections on this blog about the future. That act of thinking about the future helped nip a spate of nostalgic reminiscing that felt unhealthy. My thoughts have since become more centered and balanced. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia And The Quarantine

Today is Cinco de Mayo, but there will not be a community-wide party this year. Our town, as a whole, has accepted and adapted to our Mexican and Mexican-ancestry residents quite well. One way this is apparent has been our … Continue reading

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Contemplating Coins

Last month I separated a couple of hands full of coins from the stash drawer in my desk. (See the bluejayblog post from March 17th.) Well, I finally got around to looking up their values. It turns out that the … Continue reading

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Geographic Awareness

A specific Geography course was not a part of my primary or high school education.  The most that can be said of the subject is that it was a unit within Social Studies classwork.  When I was still a boy, … Continue reading

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Visit A Cemetery

While thumbing through a vintage Russian book yesterday, I came across a verse by the writer Vladimir Nabokov. The English translation reads like this: “A thousand years ago, five minutes were Equal to forty ounces of fine sand. Outstare the … Continue reading

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

I came across “What Will Be Your Legacy Month” on my events calendar for August last week. I paused and contemplated the meanings of the word, legacy, and how various people have interpreted it through the ages. I thought of … Continue reading

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Another Big Picture Book Review

One good reason I appreciate public libraries is the fact that they have plenty of room to store books. I’m particularly glad that there is not only room to store them, but large books are readily accessible. The latest large format book discovery … Continue reading

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