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These Are Halcyon Days

We have already arrived at the Halcyon Days of 2017. These are the days that are tinged with the spirit of ancient Greek mythology. These are not just the days for the Kingfisher birds to brood on the Aegean Sea, … Continue reading

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Intergenerational

Are you old enough to remember the kerfuffle over the statement, “Don’t trust anyone over 30”? I used to think that John Lennon of the Beatles said it first. My friends tell me that Lennon only repeated it. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Street Children

Do you notice children on the streets at the times they are supposed to be attending school?  Do you ever wonder why they’re where they should not be? Some of those kids are not merely truant.  They’re street children. Street children … Continue reading

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Halcyon Days

I have long associated the term “halcyon days” with old novels and poems.  It brings to mind an imaginary time of utopian fair days of idealized youth and happiness.  This image coincides with today’s popular notion that “halcyon days” refers to … Continue reading

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Adults Can Be Such Children

Our obsession with youthfulness and childlike behavior has probably enabled more of us to enjoy life and find pleasure in simpler things. The downside is that we tend to disparage old age. Despite all the growing pains and hard lessons … Continue reading

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International Youth Day

I’m guessing that when most of us read or hear the word, youth, we think of that time in our life when we belonged to that social category.  If you are currently a youth, right now is a defining, powerful … Continue reading

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Mischief Night

Whenever I used to hear about an event called “Mischief Night”, I always thought of Hallowe’en night.  I had no clue that the night before Hallowe’en had any particular significance whatsoever.  As junior high pupils, my friends and I hauled … Continue reading

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