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Observations On Life
by Ben Dover

I hope readers of the spotlight will enjoy my offerings. I have been a writer of articles found in free press papers for about thirty years. This is my first offering for the Spotlight located in the Valley of Texas.

My given name is Ben Raiche. My alias, however is Ben Dover.

My writing style is primarily identified as human interest, and is intended primarily for senior citizens. If you have a short story to tell in five hundred words or less that folks might like to read, send it to me at the paper. This is no guarantee every one can be printed, but at least we can find out who you are and wish each other a nice day.

My email is Benmagnolia3@gmail.com.

Have a nice day.

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It might seem to some that an article of this type cannot be written without being super critical. I, however am only trying to discuss, and not to criticize. It appears to me that each and every human forms a "Love affair" with something physical other than the choice of mate.
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How many times did I hear those words when I was a youngster? I have also heard those words again and again while I have gone through the rest of my aging process. What do these words really mean?
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Referencing that short period of time during which I was trying to develop and compose my thoughts in order to create this article this morning, my eyes traveled up to the wall above my computer desk. I found myself looking at a wooden plaque that has the words, "To yourself be true".
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When I look around my world in the morning, what do I see? Normally I am seated half laying down in my tilt back chair, and eyes about one half open. I then look at each thing appearing in the sphere of my world that becomes visible to my wondering eyes.
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Those little, and some not so little bugs and other living creatures that seem to have been put into place in order to cause humans to scratch are the ones I want to discuss today.
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The modern legend of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, since 1887, might be considered to have some validity by believers located in the state of Pennsylvania. It is a wonderful falsity, and a thing that creates hilarity for some.
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I will try my best to include a short dissertation regarding the month of January, and if you read the entire piece, you will become much more excited about what and why we are celebrating, I am sure.
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First of all, let us agree, There is no such thing as "Xmas". Christmas is not simply a holiday for kids. It is truly a celebration of probably the most significant birth in our world's history.
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We can find many reasons to celebrate this month. Included are Thanksgiving day, Veterans day, Election day and the end of daylight saving time.
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There is a great amount of data available related to the history of Halloween. It seems most of the early celebration was initiated by the Celts prior to 1745.
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Today I had the delightful experience of being introduced to the artistic ability to a ten year old girl who unfortunately I have never met. I was taking some tests in a physician's office, and noticed a model of an Aztec village sitting on the table.
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