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Foolish All Alone

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”–19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie I stumbled across the Carnegie quote while skimming a yellowed, vintage Omaha newspaper to determine … Continue reading

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Hermit Day Thoughts

It’s 4:13 in the morning as I tap out the keys on the old laptop. I just came in from the cool, breezy outdoors. Orange the cat and I have completed our regular communion. I hear the clack-clack of the … Continue reading

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Isolation

“We’re afraid to be alone, everybody got to have a home. Isolation.” —John Lennon Side one of “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was on the turntable with the stylus tracking the fifth song, “Isolation”. I’m not sure why I had decided … Continue reading

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Hermit Day

My events calendar points out that today is National Hermit Day. This is a commemoration that touches a special place in my mind because of the hermit-like nature of my personality. The 29th of October was selected as Hermit Day … Continue reading

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Hermitlike Folks

“If a reclusive monk discovers that he is living in a state of bliss and ecstasy, his poverty of human company becomes the ultimate in comfort. Should he give it up?” This puzzle came up last week when a pair … Continue reading

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Like A Hermit

The darkness of early morning this time of year is fascinating in a way that is different from early morning hours of January.  Instead of the frozen, hibernating, peaceful world of a Northern Hemisphere winter, the overnights of June have … Continue reading

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Purposely Alone

Today is St. Valentine’s Day. This weird holiday is awkward in at least a few respects.  It’s particularly unnerving for people who are not married or engaged. This frequently misunderstood holiday honors a Roman Catholic martyr whose demise was quite … Continue reading

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