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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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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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Expired Kodachrome

Three 36 exposure rolls of Kodachrome ISO 200 slide film had been squirreled away in my refrigerator since Kodak announced they were discontinuing the type back in 2007.  A cousin said not to worry about processing because he would be … Continue reading

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Fighting Liberal (Review)

He was probably the greatest politician to ever represent the State of Nebraska. George W. Norris is fully responsible for many great accomplishments of the 20th Century and can take partial credit for many others. Even though he is of … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Photos

My friend Jorge was pleased that I have shared some of my old slides with you on bluejayblog.  Yesterday, he skimmed through a folder of my current digital photos that were shot during the past few months.  “Why don’t you … Continue reading

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