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Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Thirteen

SANTA IN GREEN

Returning home to Emporia from L.A. for the Christmas holidays, I found myself once again in a quandary as to where I might seek work and go exploring next. I’d seen commercials on TV about the Red Cross needing personnel to provide humanitarian services to the troops in the field overseas. […]

THE PROBLEM WITH PILLS

BRYCE ON LIFE

– It’s pop-pop time around the clock.

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The size of the drug culture in our country is truly amazing. We start popping pills as little kids for vitamins and to treat […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Twelve

BULLDOG

Although throughout the remaining ’67 summer and fall I did on weekends revisit my connections at The Potter’s Wheel in Hollywood, the days of the work week confined me to the Downtown L.A. area. The hotel where I rented a sleeping room occupied the two floors above a machine shop and was owned and […]

REALLY, what’s a NARCISSIST?

REALLY, what’s a NARCISSIST? SOMEONE who gets REALLY PISSED, IMAGINED GREAT THINGS that were MISSED, LIVID! – ASS that wasn’t KISSED!!!

DEALING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

BRYCE ON COPS

– Should you be adversarial or respectful?

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I recently found myself embroiled in a passionate argument about law enforcement. Someone had posted a video on social media showing a man in his […]

WHY THE ESCALATION IN SUICIDES?

BRYCE ON LIFE

– Is there a connection to the decline of religion?

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A couple of months ago, I produced a presentation titled, “The PRIDE Renewal Tour,” which noted the changes in our culture […]

OLDSTERS ARE COOL!

BRYCE ON LIFE

– The wit and wisdom of our seniors.

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It’s cool to be an oldster. You really do not appreciate it until you reach your sixties when your offspring are grown up […]

THE LOSS OF A “GOOD” FRIEND

BRYCE ON LIFE

– We should relish those who make life more bearable for all of us.

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I guess I am now of the age where one starts to see their friends slip away, […]

Faces of Compassion, Faces of Hate

Three years ago, when I had my first gallbladder attack, the attending urgent-care doctor advised I’d self-diagnosed correctly and that gallbladder surgery would be a simple thing. “They pop them out in the morning and send you home in the afternoon,” she explained. She strongly urged I consider having it done. Well, maybe that’s true […]

YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLDER WHEN…

BRYCE ON LIFE

– The subtle and not so subtle signs of aging.

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As we grow older, we begin to observe signs of aging. Such signs are usually small and subtle, so we only […]