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June 3rd, 2022

Art Inspires Art

You know the feeling when you tour an art exhibit or enjoy a concert and feel inspired to create something of your own?  We often see instances in the visual arts in which one artist is inspired to create a work after seeing the work of another artist. And composers are no different—many composers have written works in response to beautiful works of art.

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May 15th, 2022

Things I Thought I Would Have by Now

I was so sure that by this point in the far future the promises made to me on the cover of Popular Science magazine would have come true. The depth of my resultant disillusionment is based on the following failures of our species.

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March 21st, 2022

Turtle on a Fencepost

There’s an old adage about a turtle on the fence post. It goes something like this. “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know that he didn’t get there himself.” It’s a humorous way of summing up how some people help other people achieve greatness through their mentoring and generosity.

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March 8th, 2022

Tips for Travelers

It’s been an interesting last two years, don’t you think? I’ve missed out on a lot. I’ve had smaller gatherings of friends and family, and smaller holiday feasts; made fewer visits to restaurants.  I’ve attended fewer large gatherings of political zealots.  Mainly, I’ve had less travel. 

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February 28th, 2022

Go Fly a Kite

It’s March and I can’t wait for the return of purple fish, yellow birds, and bright green alligators to again swoop and soar high above Omaha’s Memorial Park.

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February 10th, 2022


I’d rather play a sport than watch one. The problem is that I am running out of sports to play.

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