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THE ELEMENTS OF SOCIALIZATION

BRYCE ON LIFE

– and why they are deteriorating.

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Recently, I was waiting in line at the check-out lane of my local pharmacy. An elderly gentleman was ahead of me and moving rather slowly. […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eleven

HOW A HOLLYWOOD WINO TAUGHT ME ECONOMICS

I completed the credits necessary to graduate from the University of Kansas in the midwinter chill of 1967. But—as I would countless times relate over the ensuing years—looking for a job commensurate with my college degree entailed a most frustrating conundrum. When interviewing at the “white-collar” […]

Shoot ‘Em

Let’s Arm Everyone – Shoot ‘Em, Rifle, Pistol, Gun – Shoot ‘Em.

Take Guns All Away – Shoot ‘Em, Amendment Use And Say – Shoot ‘Em.

Got Your Order Wrong – Shoot ‘Em, Someone You Think Strong – Shoot ‘Em.

If They Cut In Line – Shoot ‘Em, When They Spill Their Wine – Shoot […]

A QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS?

BRYCE ON MILLENNIALS

– Another indication of our changing times.

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It used to be, you might experience a mid-life crisis in your late 30’s, as you approached the mythic age 40 milestone. This would […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Ten

 

Little Winking Lights

By the time my second summer following enrollment at KU arrived, the seismic shift in the nation’s culture was well underway. Protests against the war in Vietnam had erupted everywhere. The whole character of the music was evolving—Dylan, The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Joplin were all bringing […]

“Girls Can Do Everything Boys Can Do” by Reagan Hellevang (My 8 year old granddaughter)

“Girls Can Do Everything Boys Can Do” by Reagan Hellevang

Have you ever been angry when a boy says ha you can’t play football because girls aren’t good at it or when someone says boys can do baseball, soccer, basketball, and football while girls can only do volleyball, softball, and tennis?

How about when someone […]

REINVENTING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BRYCE ON LIFE

– More political correctness running amok.

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I’m told English is the most difficult language to learn as it is chock full of colloquialisms, slang, jargon, and expletives. There is […]

After Another School Shooting: Gun Myths

 

I first fired an automatic AR-15 when I was fifteen years old. It was 1965 and my older brother was flying out to mine Hyphong Harbor. I received a very high score with the weapon. It was accurate and could fire an incredible amount of rounds per minute on auto. We were told […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part II

The next weekend, as it turned out, would unfold some unfortunate and disappointing happenings. My old girlfriend from Kansas State, Linda, came through Lawrence Saturday evening returning from an educational conference and stopped by to visit me. It was strictly forbidden for women to be in […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part I

He was waiting on the corner just beyond the student union, two textbooks nestled beneath his left arm, the ebb and flow of student bodies between classes energetically scurrying around and past, lending him that “forgotten” appearance like a lone leaf adrift on a stream. The […]