Monthly Archives: February 2014

“The Gambler”

I play the lottery.  No.  Really.  Not the Nebraska Lottery or Lotto or whatever those various games of chance are called.  If you know me, you know that I am opposed to that type of gambling to the point that … Continue reading

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“Immigration Reform”

At first there weren’t too many of them.  They were awkward, didn’t know their surroundings, and seemed destined to perish or go back where they came from as soon as possible.  When things became dire, we took pity on them … Continue reading

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“Just Do It”

Just a few days ago I read this quotation from Goethe: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.  Begin now.”  I had to write it down, but it is … Continue reading

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“Definitions”

No surprise—I’ve always been a word geek.  When I discovered dictionaries, my mind exploded.  Send me to look up a word and I’ll be back half an hour later if you call me.  One word leads to another.  Encyclopedias are … Continue reading

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“You Know Who You Are”

I think my heart is too small.  Not physically.  Metaphorically.  Spiritually.  Whatever you want to call it. When you have touched me in such a way that I say to you, “I love you,” then you have somehow reached that part … Continue reading

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“Don’t Tread on Me”

One of the things that has defined the American spirit and character since the first Europeans arrived here is our independence.  In order to be the pioneers we are in almost everything, we have to be willing to go it … Continue reading

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“Tweedledy Dee”

My father always gave me good advice (he always said).  Usually I recognized this after I failed to heed that advice and realized the truth of his wisdom.  I was lucky, too, in that I rarely heard “I told you … Continue reading

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