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Monthly Archives: June 2015

QTMs for 6/29/15: THE GREAT “GOD’S-ON-OUR-SIDE” DILEMMA, Vol. 2

It’s a telling thing to observe the unintended consequences of the splenetic throwing off of carefully-thought-out moral, social and spiritual boundaries.  Equally so the usurpation of powers and authority by men and women who know better, yet have adopted the attitude, “I’m going to do what I want unless enough of you stop me.” That’s not governance. It’s … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/27/15: THE GREAT “GOD’S ON OUR SIDE” DILEMMA, Vol. 1

God, by definition, is Infinite and Perfect.  It is amusing, then, when finite, imperfect humans – which includes you and I – assert God is on their side unless what God has to say about it differs with their wants and wishes. Then God is nonexistent imperfect (in their image) not really God whatever else conveniently comes to … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/26/15: THE SPACE BETWEEN

I am sorry for those who don’t read that which furrows their brow, stretches out their think muscles, and challenges them to get back to climbing, to producing, to making something more of themselves. I read something the other day that stimulated this resolution within me: I want the space between where I am and … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/24/15: GRACE For The GRIND

I didn’t see it first as a gift. I saw my handicap, my disabling as a hideous, cosmic joke at my expense.  I gritted my teeth in lonely wee hours of the morning, too weak to do much else, mentally screaming “WHY?” at God and anybody else listening. Gasp all you want. I never stopped … Continue reading »

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Reflections On Dadhood – An After-Father’s-Day-Report

“When small I often thought what I could be as Time placed manhood’s role on me.  Shades of ‘fireman’, ‘cop’ and ‘jet pilot’ ran swift while through such professions I would sift.  Such magnificent jobs were of course my bent–and as dreams come and go, these came and went. “Now, what small boy at one … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story: NOT ALL THERE

I was bopping along with the music for 9 seconds before I realized I was enjoying my cell’s ringtone instead of answering it.  Not what its designers had in mind. Swiping the little green handset icon, I stepped into futurama, gloating that the tech world still hasn’t come up with a better symbol than a … Continue reading »

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A Granger Story: SOME HERO . . .

I sat staring at my venerable monitor, unconsciously tapping “London Bridge Is Falling Down” on my bottom teeth with a pencil eraser. It stared back.  Guess the dated Samsung SyncMaster wasn’t overly whelmed with what I’d written, either.  It’s bad enough to have grammar Nazis all a-pester on Facebook; an electronic literary critic is beyond the pale.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/16/15: I’D RATHER BELIEVE THAN DOUBT

There they sat huddled around a mound of neverthawing ice known as CAN’T, congratulating one another on their shared stubbornness against believing in anything they personally could not prove.  The only warmth they generated was from each other, which is why they huddled so close.  CAN’T just sat there, cold, unyielding, uncaring.  Empty. Others came … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 6/15/15: MAKING vs. LETTING IT HAPPEN

Success – personal excellence – is about reaching the point where everyone else quits and then taking one more step.  Ever hear, “Why aren’t you ( fill in the blank )?  Why don’t you do ( and again )?”  If you’re a caring person, you’re sometimes anxious because of the relationship you have with those directing questions; and … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/10/15: SHADOWS YOUR SMILE HIDES

His name is Sergio Aragones. He isn’t a theologian.  Far from it.   He is a cartoonist. Yet through cartooning humor, his philosophy often outweighs much offered by stuffy volumes once part of several university and grad school required reading lists.  Given the chance, I’d like to meet this man. We first met because of his shadowy work … Continue reading »

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