Tag Archives: Lincoln Nebraska

Pondering Nostalgia

I touched upon the life of a recently departed acquaintance a couple of weeks ago on this blog. One of his ironic quirks was that he had a dim view of nostalgia. Perhaps he had this attitude because of his … Continue reading

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Play Outside

It was either in January or February of 1965 that a blizzard deposited a very tall snowdrift in front of our house in Lincoln, Nebraska. The wall of snow entirely obscured the front of the house, up to the gutters. … Continue reading

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A Few Additions I Have Known

I held the old San Francisco street map and wondered whether or not to completely unfold it because it’s such a pain to refold traditional paper highway maps. I finally decided to open it one fold at a time, then … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

I have just finished applying a coating of Aveeno anti-inch lotion onto three clusters of mosquito bites on my arms and neck. This is in addition to several places where chiggers chowed down on my lower legs near the ankles. … Continue reading

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My Summer Of 1965

Southeastern Nebraska has very humid summers. Granted, they’re probably not as muggy as those in the Deep South or in the tropics, but summers in Lincoln can feel stultifying to some folks. When we kids became overheated from riding bikes, … Continue reading

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Someday I’ll Laugh About This

Being 13-years-old is awkward. First of all, since the number 13 is enshrined in our culture as unlucky, we have that inauspiciousness in the background at all times. Unlike the hotel floor numbering system, we cannot skip 13. The 13th … Continue reading

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Yippie! It’s Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. For most … Continue reading

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