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Monthly Archives: September 2013

YOU REALLY MEAN THAT?

Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones made a lasting impression on me.  Remember that tender scene in SPACED INVADERS when one of the Martian aliens was standing on the yellow line of a two-lane highway at night?  He turned around just in time to be flattened by a vintage Ford truck, leaving the indelible imprint of “V8”  on … Continue reading »

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HEY, GOD? A LITTLE HELP, HERE . . .

Dave was having a spectacularly crummy day. I won’t bore you with a list of the crummyness.  This is an interactive post. Take just a minute or two and think about your most recent crummy day.  Remember all those attitude-crushing, embarrassing, negatively-charged things that happened?  How they went on?  And on?  And ON, each one … Continue reading »

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28 TOTALLY IMMATURE WAYS TO ANNOY PEOPLE

  Leave the copier set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17-inch paper, 99 copies. Specify that your drive-through order is ‘to-go’. If you have a prosthetic eye, tap on it occasionally while talking to others. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets. Insist on leaving your windshield wipers running in all weather conditions “to keep them … Continue reading »

Categories: Humor - Lighten Up | 3 Comments

SOMETIMES YOUR BEST ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH

You give it your best shot.  No holding back.  No dogging it.  And it’s not enough. What was going to happen if you’d have just stayed out of it does anyway. It’s human to want to quit trying after you did your best and it made no difference.  That’s ‘Success’ talking. Ignore Success.   Pay … Continue reading »

Categories: Encouragement | 1 Comment

IT DON’T MEAN NOTHIN’

On my street, the only flag flying is mine. On my screens, the only video record of what happened on 9-11-01 is what I pull up from my own files. Facebook shows profile pictures of those events sent by individuals.  But no news outlet thus far has actually shown why on September 12th we were … Continue reading »

Categories: Editorial Opinion, Inspirational | 1 Comment

YOU MEAN I’M NOT ALL THERE IS?

You are special. No doubt about it. So is every other person on the planet. Wait.  What about my specialness?   Relax.  You’re still one of God’s unique masterpieces.  Key in on that ‘one-of’ bit. We ALL are one of God’s unique masterpieces. Let me tell you about one.  We’ll call her Diana.   When … Continue reading »

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I NEED YOU TO READ THIS. TWICE.

Hi, friend.  I’m writing this in the morning with a hot, fresh cup of just-ground-and-made coffee. You are reading this whenever you get to it.  Collapsed in your worn-out recliner after a day at the job.  Sitting up at 2:47 AM because you’re sick and can’t sleep.  Bored out of your skull, waiting in Atlanta’s … Continue reading »

Categories: Encouragement | 1 Comment

YOU DON’T HAVE TO QUIT. JUST STOP.

Quitter?  You?  Me?  NEVER. Just need to stop for a little while and realign my waterfowl.  Just for a little while, ‘kay?  Then, I promise you, I’m back at it with a vengeance. “Nah.  I don’t quit.” Ever told yourself that? We all have.  Quitting is for losers, after all.  You and I are no … Continue reading »

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THERE ARE ROSES, AND THEN THERE ARE BLUE ROSES.

I was sitting here enjoying my coffee when this story mugged me.  Stopped me in my tracks.  Come on in, have a seat and share a holiday cup with me.  The story goes this way. . . Having four visiting family members, my wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store … Continue reading »

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