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A Grab Bag Kind of Week

Do you remember when you were a kid and you went to the school carnival - ours was always at Halloween - and there'd be a booth with a grab bag. You could buy a ticket and stick your hand into the bag and pull something out. You never knew what. It could be wax red lips, or jacks, or a super ball. I always lusted after the container that you would open and discover you had won a gold fish. They'd give you a fish in a plastic bag and by morning it was dead. The wax lips would probably have been a better choice.   You will note my grab bag has books and one in particular Glory Days was written by my good friend -so - go buy it. It's good.  Here's the link https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9781496201324/  You will note it isn't amazon. That was deliberate. I only use amazon when I have to. That's it.  But if you like amazon, the book is there too.
  This has been a grab bag kind of week. It began as it always does with too many thin…

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