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Monthly Archives: January 2014

YOU HAVE NO IDEA. . .

Coffee.  Good friends.  A few cherished minutes during our day to visit.  Doesn’t get any better, does it?  I’ve got some fresh-ground, fresh-brewed Columbian Supremo.  Here; let me pour. You’re being watched. Your words are being carefully assessed and weighed. As if that isn’t enough, your actions are being observed, quietly stored in memory files. … Continue reading »

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY A DOG MAKES A BETTER DATE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

So here are the top ten reasons why a dog makes a better date this Valentine’s Day: Dogs don’t talk. I could elaborate, but I think we can all agree this is a good thing. If you’re worried your dog will trash your lovely home ten seconds after you set foot outside the door, you … Continue reading »

Categories: Humor - Lighten Up | 2 Comments

GOD KNOWS YOUR UGLY. . .

Side, that is. I know.  “Ah-HAH!  Got ‘im!  At LAST I’ve nailed Dan on a grammatical fox paws.  YESSSSS!  My life is now complete!” You need to get out more.  Find a hobby. “Yeah, but YOU said——-“ Breathe.  Again.  Better?  Okay.  If, ah, you can manage to stop giggling long enough, let’s try again. “I’m … Continue reading »

Categories: Inspirational | 2 Comments

#8: OWN AN’ OWN AN’ OWN. . .

We’re working our way through 13 things strong-minded individuals avoid.  We began this trip back in November, just past Thanksgiving.  Lists are good.  They help organize our thinking. If your thinking is like mine, a smidge of cerebral order is helpful from time to time.  Because lists can become routine, when I find good ones … Continue reading »

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ROOM ON THE RISERS

She loved to sing in the choir. No, I mean she LOVED to add her sweet, clear soprano to the choir.  Few things in life brought her more joy than being welcomed by her section, hugged on and told, “Sit by me!”  She just didn’t do it often – certainly not enough. She never felt she … Continue reading »

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#7: DON’T DRIVE LOOKING IN YOUR REARVIEW MIRRORS

The only connection between where you’ve been and where you’re headed is your choice today, right here, right now. “You don’t know where I’ve been and what a hash I’ve made of a lot of things.” Congratulations.  You’re human.  None of us get through this life without making a hash out of something.  Career.  Relationship. … Continue reading »

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THE TEARS & THE YEARS

Hi, gang.  For most of you the Vietnam War is an item in Wikipedia.  Something from history. It is that, but so much more for those of us who wore our nation’s uniform during those years.  The following is a personal account of a war veteran who recounts his first visit to The Wall since … Continue reading »

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#6: COLUMBUS DID.

Took a chance.  Looked at the main possibilities, weighed the consequences. Then he weighed anchor.  The rest, as they say, is history. We’re on the sixth of thirteen things strong-minded people avoid doing.  A-a-and today’s winner is– #6:  Resilient Rememberers don’t shy away from taking thoughtful risks.  Gandhi once said, “You may never know what … Continue reading »

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2014: RAGS & WINDCHIMES

Writing for the average mind sells.  Status quo loves company.  Commiserating in print with the everyday woes of Joe and Julie Meedieoker always gathers a lot of Facebook ‘likes’.  Oh, me to.  Defnitly relate.  I mean where were there heads?  LOL. No.  You know I’m not exaggerating.  Syntax, spelling and grammar are breathtakingly abysmal.  FB … Continue reading »

Categories: Encouragement | 2 Comments

GOD? “IMPOSSIBLE?” SO NOT HAPPENING!

You’ve heard the Creation story and the “no-belly-button” jokes                                                                     And those Old Testament stories?  Those are for ‘simple’ folks Who go … Continue reading »

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