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Nebraska Admission Day 2022

Today is the 155th anniversary of Nebraska Statehood. This is a date that does not receive very much fanfare beyond quick mentions on newscasts; sometimes not even then. The only time our Admission Day was a big deal was in … Continue reading

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Rural/Urban Daydreaming

I’d like to get away from Nebraska for a few days, starting today. The urge has been bubbling below the surface for a couple of months, but erupted to the surface this morning. You might say this is an advanced … Continue reading

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Some Factoids About My Home State

This morning I replaced the batteries in the house’s thermostat as a safeguard to be sure the HVAC brings heat when needed. (Whoever thought it was a good idea to have battery powered, basic thermostats should have their heads examined.) … Continue reading

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That Wind

The snow followed the confines of the street as it flowed like a gentle creek from the northwest towards the east. The undulating, wavy pattern was mesmerizing. Next, a billowing cloud of snow appeared from the north like a tidal … Continue reading

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Nebraska Admission Day

Today is a red letter day in Nebraska–perhaps the reddest letter day in the state aside from opening day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. It’s the anniversary of Nebraska’s admission into the Union on March 1, 1867. Anyone even remotely … Continue reading

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Nebraska… The Good Life

When I moved back to Nebraska after several years living elsewhere, I scoffed at the highway signs at the borders proclaiming “Nebraska… The Good Life”. On the face of it, a lot of people think this flyover state is mediocre, … Continue reading

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Nebraska 151

I’m not sure who in the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles decided to issue our standard automobile plates during the same year as our 150th anniversary of statehood. The usual practice of commemorative plates is to issue them a year … Continue reading

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