Category Archives: The Past

Where Did They Go?

I was recently thinking about all the days that have slipped from the future through the present and are now in “the past.” On my birthday this past June my day count was 26,280. Where did all those experiences and … Continue reading

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Getting Past the Fear of Computers

Living in the Past What was it like to live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy’s Assassination and other historic events. It might be of interest to learn how things were done in the past as a curiosity. Descriptions of … Continue reading

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This Time of Year

This time of year must surely lift us The annual joyful event called Christmas Forget this year, this weird election Instead we need sincere reflection A blinking star still lights the way To feeding trough where a baby lays The … Continue reading

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His Worst Fear Realized!

“It was midnight.  The woman closed the curtains and huddled on her bed.  Tim should have been home hours ago, why hadn’t he called.”  This was the opener to Johnny Boyce’s new novel he’d already titled “Shocked Life-No Answers.”   … Continue reading

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The Road Less Desired

If I could have before me the path I took at age 40 or an alternative, which would I take? I now have walked the path I’m on for thirty years, so I am somewhat familiar with it. Imagining another … Continue reading

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Wondering as I Wander

Whatever Happened to my Paper Route? Whatever happened to my paper route?  It was my first coming of age experience, so an important building block of my life as it is today.   Like all experiences of that nature, it … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

The Potency of Words Have you ever contemplated the power of words? Words, ranging from a description of the wildest fantasy to the most complicated fact or idea, create thoughts and pictures in our brains, in ways I do not understand. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day 2013

It is my family’s custom to go out to breakfast on all holidays so today was no different.  On my way home, I thought about my observance of Memorial Day.  I hoped I could find a service somewhere either in … Continue reading

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Connecting with Old Friends

Connections A blessing breeze blew through my life the day I connected with someone I had known many years ago.  We were in school together and had shared common interests.  He was older, wiser I felt, and an accomplished organist.  … Continue reading

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A Second-Second Chance

A Gust of Grace: blew through my life when I was in the US Army.  I was in during the height of the Vietnam War (1967-1970).  I had finished basic training at Fort Knox and the class ahead of me … Continue reading

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