Category Archives: Love

A Rather Large Bucket Of Lemonade

I’m quite sure all of you have heard the expression “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s trite, and usually just the opposite of what we do with the bitter taste of defeat, the acid of anger, or the … Continue reading

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Sometimes No Means They Love You

This blog has all sorts of friends. Some are readers, some are real world friends, and some are virtual friends I’ve made over the years. Some of these friends have demons. The kind of demons that hurt. Loneliness, disease, divorce, … Continue reading

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Book Review of Once Upon A Town: The Miracle Of The North Platte Canteen

I love history. I love the obscure. I love the United States of America. Imagine my delight when I found a book that meets all three of those categories, and does so in a non-fiction narrative that will choke you … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To All Veterans. #EndVetSuicide

Let me preface this with a simple statement and then a warning: I am not, nor do I claim to be, a veteran of any combat action that the United States government recognizes. I am not a holder of the … Continue reading

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One Decade Seems Very Short In Eternity, Really Long Around Here

Ten years have passed since my father died. Lest anyone forget his name, it is Oliver Joseph Courtemanche, Junior. He was never a “junior” in my world, he was always him. In the ten years that have gone by, a … Continue reading

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