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Monthly Archives: January 2015

QTMs for 1/31/15: REQUIEM FOR DOOMED RESOLUTIONS

C’maaan.  You never seriously meant to keep those.  You bobbled your head back and forth, squinched the corners of your eyes, went, “Nyeh…” and grudgingly penciled in a dozen or fifteen halfhearted items.  About half of those came from you looking at what your friends wrote down. Yeah, really.  And I know why. Expectations.  Everyone else’s.  “Well, it’s what’s … Continue reading »

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Story: RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY

Even his steps were listless, hesitant, as if trying to remember how to walk.  His right hand was in his pants pocket, jingling the change that bore embarrassing witness to all he had left.  Idly, he pulled the coins out of his pocket. Three quarters, two nickels and two pennies.  His face, normally animated, was blank, empty as his … Continue reading »

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HORSES & DOGS … and the PEOPLE WHO LOVE ‘EM

Me and Budweiser are together on this one. I never have drank alcohol, so I haven’t exactly kept Bud in bidness.  Yet I’ve always been a drooling fan of those magnificent Clydesdales that have so beautifully made that brand famous. See what you think about this year’s commercial. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/01/budweiser-super-bowl-commercial-clydesdales-puppy-proclaimers-500-miles   Yeah.  I kind of thought … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 1/29/15: REBELLING IS IN!

Anyone mature enough to remember when electric car windows were a luxury knows it. Rebellion is nothing new.  Rebels have been around forever.  Well, okay, maybe not forever.  The Original Rebel was created, so he has a beginning.  And don’t you know that galls him right in the short ribs to know he’s part of … Continue reading »

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#14: THE ‘K.I.S.S.’ EFFECT STILL WORKS

If there exists no rational necessity for complicating a matter, eschew that tendency. Just don’t. “Keep It Simple, Stupid” has been good counsel for a lot longer than I’ve been around.  I’ve found it a refreshing alternative to the insatiable urge to overplan any perfectionist will instantly recognize. Drives us nuts. “Wait.  I can put … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/27/15: THE ACHE OF YOUR FAITH

“But what if—-” Knock it off.  Here’s how Hebrews 11:1-2 puts it. “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.  It’s our handle on what we can’t see.  The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/26/15: I’M WALKIN’ ON WITH GOD

Time and trials demand that character work its way to the surface.  That’s the only way one’s true character shows itself. Pressure. In a Facebooky world all a-Twitter with this or that pap, ‘pressure’ lasts about as long as a chickadee’s attention span.  World-shattering events alter entire destinies:  coming in second on Candy Crush, for … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/24/15: The OTHER 10 Commandments

I rarely do this without some sort of editorial license. This is an exception.  I think you can fill in the blank areas almost as well as I. Know why? We’ve ALL busted these babies into itty-bitty pieces.  Well, at least I have.  I’m guessing the same might be true for you.  So . . . … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/21/15: You ARE Somebody

I’ve never met anyone who likes being ignored.  Overlooked.  Treated like they don’t matter, like–well, like a nobody. You know the drill. lovely to have around for all the menial tasks taken for granted, always expected, only noticed when absent patronized with, “Oh, they do that so well . . .” heavy on lip service, light on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/20/15: ODD MAN IN

“YOU’RE ALL I WANT–  YOU’RE ALL I’VE EVER NEEDED–  YOU’RE ALL I WANT–  HELP ME KNOW YOU ARE NEAR.” That didn’t come off American Idol, although it is a love song. In any environment and relating to any subject, determine where everybody else is going then step aside and get out of their way.  The … Continue reading »

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