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Monthly Archives: December 2014

2nd Cup PSA, 12/30/14: RE: “THE INTERVIEW”

Hey, gang – I just received this warning from a corporate CFO and controller who is also an IT type.  I know how tempting it is to latch onto the latest popular app and start downloading what everyone else is talking about. I mean, nobody wants to appear dull and uninformed.  Right? It’s possible, even … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/28/14: LONE GOOSE

No.  You’d guess wrong. This isn’t a story about a lovely young Indian woman, ostracized from childhood by her people, destined to be alone, never know love or be loved by anyone.  It’s not a heart-squeezing, tear-jerking tale of this winsome, talented young lass tossed into life’s dusty corner by thoughtless people rushing by in pursuit of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/26/14: THE CONDITION MY CONDITION’S IN

It’s not what happens to you.  It’s what happens inside you while it’s happening, and what you decide is going to happen after it’s all happened. Oh, yeah, babe.  It’s all about ATTITUDE. The Attitude of Four Hairs ==================================== There was once a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the  mirror and noticed … Continue reading »

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QTMs for Christmas day, 2014: PATIENTLY ACTIVE, EXPECTANTLY AT PEACE

Man, I hate waiting. I mean, I have a serious issue with having to wait for anything. “Wait here, please; someone will be with you shortly.” “Hiwelcometomumblemumblemumblecanyouholdplease”click Or one of my favorites:  “Um, note to first vehicle in line?  That color up there is ‘GREEN’.  You may find this hard to accept, but drivers in … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/23/14: IN A RELATIONSHIP . . .

I’m in a relationship. That’s what it’s all about, you know. The Christmas story?  It starts out, “In the beginning, God …”  You could stop there and pretty much have a handle on everything.  But it continues, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ….  And … Continue reading »

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* GOOD TIDINGS IN THE CLEARANCE AISLE

What am I doing in WalMart a week out from Christmas? I stood there slack-jawed, blankly taking in the raucous din.  In the next aisle over a screaming kid was giving the lie to pop psych’s claims we should all be our children’s friend. A few steps away three women stood gabbling, debating something or other in a language … Continue reading »

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Nah. Santa’s DEFINITELY A Man.

I promised.  Here is a reasoned rebuttal to yesterday’s guest post, I THINK SANTA CLAUS IS A WOMAN.  Being fair and more or less gentlemanly, we guys allowed the gals first say.  I know, right?  How do you know if it’s the end of the first say or merely a continuation of—hey, are those gingerbread … Continue reading »

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Could Santa Be A Woman . . . .?

Dear 2nd Cuppers – upon occasion I enlist the help of guest writers.  Some I identify, others I cannot.  This is one of the latter.  A ghost writer, one supposes.  Though one of the longsuffering male of our species, I have refrained from any editorial comments.  Not a simple task.   And so I give you: … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/15/14: MAYBE THERE’S SOMETHING TO IT

What if the Bible is right?

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MOM’S LETTER TO SANTA

 Heaving a huge sigh, she thought, “CHRISTMAS?  Already?  Again?”  Wondering again what insanity made her husband put the floorlength mirror on the laundry room wall, she stuck out her bottom lip, foofing the hair out of her eyes.  “Suck it in?  Right.  You wanna wear this broom somewhere real uncomfortable?” Grinning tiredly at her self-talk, … Continue reading »

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