Category Archives: Life in General

A Blog for the Young

Youth is a wonderful thing, but there are some aspects of it that are scary. For example, inexperience can lead to situations from which a youthful person may end up in a place from which recovery might be difficult. There … Continue reading

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Experience

How did I get here? Many times, I must ask myself, am I a writing pilot, or a flying writer? When I was in second grade, just getting a handle on reading, I remember standing in the hallway of our … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Shot More Photos

I have not been writing over the past year. This was due to many reasons, including the death of my wife, teaching, house hunting and moving closer to my university, fixing up a new house, running the publishing business, and … Continue reading

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Progress

Sometimes progress is very welcome, sometimes, not. When things are modified, no matter what those “things” might be, sometimes it is good, sometimes, not so much. WordPress made some changes that made the job of writing blogs much easier for … Continue reading

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The Loss of the Buffalo Gal

Last night I had a long conversation with my sister-in-law, Kay. We talked about the “coincidences” in life which defied explanation. There are so many instances and events in each of our lives bordering on the unbelievable. Then I woke … Continue reading

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A Terrible Week

This was a terrible week. It just goes to show we are only along for the ride. None of us knows what life will bring. Spiritually, the only thing we have is today. We have all our yesterdays, some more than … Continue reading

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Being There, Part 2

There is something about “being there.” I wrote about the phenomenon in the past (see Being There, published July 7, 2011). Most of us have heard it in the past, but there is a great amount of truth about the phrase, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since America was attacked. There is no question it was a horrible event, an event that will remain in the minds of all of us who were of an … Continue reading

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Solitude, at Icy Altitudes

This is a little bundled treat from music, aviation history, and my time. By my time, I mean from the time of my youth when the music was …  different. The artist is Joni Mitchell, who was a fantastic composer, … Continue reading

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VJ Day + 70

Today, seventy years ago, Japan surrendered. There followed a cosmic sigh in the universe and peace enveloped world for the first time in many years. Photographers around the world shot photographs, which would later become iconic; my favorite is of … Continue reading

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