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The Day Of Awesomeness

Even though I think the word awesome has been used so much that it has lost much of its original meaning, there are times when it is somewhat appropriate to use a form of it. Today is one of those … Continue reading

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Vacant Streets

Driving to work on the afternoon of Christmas Eve brings bittersweet emotions. In our small city, the downtown stores close early. No longer are there busy throngs of shoppers. Their motor vehicles have carried them home or out of town … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en

As a necessary change of pace, I’m taking a day off from writing very much. In order to justify this decision, my reason is to celebrate Hallowe’en. Yes, I bought a few bags of “Fun Size” candy bars for the little munchkins … Continue reading

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It’s Leif Erikson Day

As more historical facts are uncovered about Christopher Columbus and his forces, he and his holiday have become increasingly controversial. People are rightly outraged at how Columbus and other European explorers and fortune seekers treated the people who already lived … Continue reading

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It’s Cat Day

Why is International Cat Day celebrated during the dog days of summer when it could just as well happen any other time? That’s the mystery question of the day. It may well remain a mystery, at least to me. The … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey Day

Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  Simians are fascinating because they are … Continue reading

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