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Monthly Archives: July 2013


“This day calls you.” Granger sat musing.  Calls me—why?  How?  What’s so special about this day? He leaned back, his worn leather chair creaking as he rocked slightly,  thoughtfully sipping his coffee. There is only today.  If ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ were actual values in this life, I’d be okay with just rewarming the remaining coffee … Continue reading »

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Yoo-hoo—Oh, Myth?

Introverts are people whose energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, music, drawing, tinkering, playing video games, watching movies and plays, and using computers.  The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, engineer, composer, and inventor are all highly introverted. An introvert is likely to … Continue reading »

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It was anonymous. After trying a couple times to read it I saw why.  It took a couple tries because I had to stop several times to go back.  It was so direct, so hot it burned my fingers. And my heart.  Let me share it and it might touch yours, too. “You said to … Continue reading »

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It’s All In How You Look At It

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your most potent strength. A 10-year-old boy  lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.  He decided to study judo despite only having one arm. He began lessons with an old Japanese judo master.  He was a quick learner and was doing well so he didn’t understand why, … Continue reading »

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“Hey–You Watchin’ ME?”

So who are you when you think you’re not being watched? That’s usually who you really are.  I always wondered about that statement that says, ‘People are more like they are now than they ever have been before.’   There’s actually some truth to that.  Seems more folks are throwing off social mores, inhibitions, even … Continue reading »

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It was in the carved oak letter box outside my office door when I stopped to unlock it. I admit to being distracted from noticing it as I climbed the stairs.  The beckoning aroma of fresh-ground Moka Java tantalized my nose the minute I came in from the street. And they say coffee has no … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Even A Minion Would Love

“Hey.”  Although Granger knew the voice, he knew who it was anyway.  He’d set the ‘Despicable Me’ ringtone himself.  Something garbled about bananas. “And a good morning to you, too.” “Yeah, well, stow it.  This one’s a bit time-sensitive.  I think this one is waiting to read your answer.” “As in, ‘now if not sooner’?” … Continue reading »

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A New Movie from Simple Truths

In the race to be better or best, we sometimes forget to just be. Be still, be quiet, and be thankful.  This new movie from Best Quotations helps with that.The music, the breathtaking photographs, the inspirational words take you to another world where you can slow the feverish rush and feel the tension slipping away. Don’t … Continue reading »

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Son, Those were MEN!

Good morning.  I’m not being a big meanie today.  Coffee’s fresh and hot.  Come on in and sit down. I think you’ll want to read this.  If you’re like me it’s been awhile since you did.  As you do, think about the eerie parallels across 237 years.  Oh–and remember, this is proper English.  You may … Continue reading »

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I’m curious. Really. Do you have the grit to stay free? Take a long look in a mirror.  Are you worth what it cost your grandparents, great-grandparents and their forebears to put this all together? Give it some thought. Normally the coffee’s always fresh, hot and ready.  Mine is.  I’ve had fresh coffee ready since … Continue reading »

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