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Norfolk, Nebraska’s Sister City

In late April of this year officials in the small city where I live, held a sister cities signing ceremony. The City of Norfolk, Nebraska hosted Malawi’s ambassador to the US, Yakobe Sawarengera and the mayor of Blantyre, Malawi, Wild … Continue reading

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

I need to start today’s post with the caveat that we cannot change the past, so I don’t intend to encourage over-thinking nor self-pity.  Nor do I intend to present yet another self-help article, there are plenty of those already. … Continue reading

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Good And Evil

I have no desire to write a dissertation about the nature of good and evil, the root causes of good and evil, nor extensive examples of good and evil.  I only want to ponder the concepts of good and evil … Continue reading

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Happy For Others’ Happiness

I love to sip coffee with Jorge because we frequently discuss topics that explore happiness and similar life issues.  When he stopped by the house on New Year’s Day he hit upon the subject of people who try to spoil … Continue reading

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The Gay Revolution (Review)

I couldn’t anticipate the release of Lillian Faderman’s latest book because I hadn’t encountered any publicity about it.  That’s why, when I noticed it at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library, I did a double-take.  Naturally, The Gay Revolution: The Story Of The … Continue reading

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Thinking About Pride Month

Use of the word “pride” in social contexts can be confounding. If it is defined in strictly religious terms, pride is a problem or “sin” akin to hubris, conceit, vanity, or egotism. The positive use of pride is a bit … Continue reading

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Fearfulness

At 2:00 AM the air was still yet full of potential energy. The crickets had become silent, the starshine appeared very brilliant and sharp. A metallic taste had settled onto my tongue. The neighbor’s grey and white tabby sought comfort … Continue reading

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