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“70 Goin’ on 16”

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“Foul”

I crossed the road                   To the other side Of course The bus went the other way 04-01-2021

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Inauguration Day

“Fireworks” The fuse was lit           by lies                       and hatred                                   and delusion           and       E  X  P  L  O  D  E  D into chaos           anarchy                       rebellion                                   treason… Heralds of war. The fuse was lit           by truth                       and love                                   and reality           and       E  X  P  L  O  D  E  D in unity           order                       peace                                   fidelity. Pyrotechnics of … Continue reading

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“Hot Chocolate with Santa Claus”

On the first full day of winter, December 22, in 2000, it was very cold in Omaha.  The high temperature only reached fifteen degrees under clear skies, but it clouded over a bit as the sun set.  It usually snows on my … Continue reading

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“Hard Candy”

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“I Have a Brother”

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“It’s a Jumble Out There: Quarantine Contemplations—5”

I’ve been retired for seven years.  My mantra has been, “Every day is Saturday, and every Saturday is a holiday.” After over six decades of living my life by the bells, it’s nice not to have a schedule.  Ha.  We … Continue reading

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“You Are My Sunshine:  Quarantine Contemplations—4”

I’ve lived in this house in Omaha for almost 21 years.  I just realized that’s longer than I’ve been in any one abode in my life.  Amazing. The basement is unfinished.  When Nancy and I moved in here, we didn’t … Continue reading

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“One World:  Quarantine Contemplations—3”

This is a small blue dot floating in space.  The only place there are borders is on maps. I have eclectic tastes in music although I generally listen to classical pieces or American Standards from the 40’s and 50’s.  My … Continue reading

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“Intimations of Mortality: Quarantine Contemplations—2”

I did “duck and cover” atomic bomb drills in elementary school and didn’t understand the relevance when we lived close enough to a “first strike zone” that we wouldn’t see it coming.  Tornado and fire drills were commonplace but understandable. … Continue reading

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