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Monthly Archives: October 2015

GOTTA LIKE THE MAN’S STYLE – IT WORKS!

You may remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well………  SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN! Oh, there’s MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!  Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/25/15 – It’s All In What You Do With It

Breathing is as natural as, well, as breathing. None of us give it a thought unless it stops for some reason.  Then things get serious.  Real. Breath is another of those unappreciated but oh-so-necessary gifts from God.  “God formed man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/24/15: THOUGHTS On BEGINNING A NEW LIFE TOGETHER

Today my son is marrying and beginning a new chapter in his life. Again. His first wife died on an impersonal operating table in a city hospital.  The surgeon and his team were angry and distraught at losing her, as any good surgical team is.  The staff was supportive and sympathetic.  No one that young … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/22/15: I’M KIND OF USED TO BAD ODDS

We were singing it last night during choir practice, getting ready for Sunday morning’s worship. “It’s Not Over, It’s Not Finished, It’s Not Ending, It’s Only The Beginning When God Is In It, all things are new . . .” In fact, stop reading just long enough to listen to it for yourself.  If your eyes … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/20/15: YOUR BEST, WHERE YOU ARE, WHAT YOU HAVE

Do that.  Do your best right where you are with what you have. There’s always a critic or two around to gig you on how you could’ve done this or that better.  Don’t let it even slow you down – much.  Critics are always easy to identify; they’re the ones leaning against the door, doing … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/15/15: JEWELS From JUNK

I’ve an old friend, a high school classmate, who seeks and takes in old, unwanted, soiled, chipped, scratched, worn-down and worn-out things and makes beautiful, unique, often stunning things from them.  She takes things others have discarded and gives them new life. Ah-ah-ah?  Don’t run so far ahead of me you lose the richness of this.  Not … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/12/15: RANDOM SILLINESS: THE WORLD’S 8 WORST CONVENIENCE FOODS

In a cartoon, the particular title of which has long since been forgotten, came the line:  “You don’t have to have a point to have a point.” Just so you are bodyslammed by verbal redundancy, let me rephrase that.  It is pointless to search for a point to this post.  It’s just something so random, so … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/8/15: MATTERS THAT MATTER

There is something breathtaking about a writer dying. Anyone can and does talk.  Writing is different.  When the pen of a gifted writer lays motionless next to the hand that used it to create soaring adventure, piercing reflection and spanning knowledge, only a sere and vagrant wind remains, stirring motes of restless thought. William Zinsser laid … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/6/15: AREN’T THE KIDS’ PRAYERS CUTE?

I grew up listening to old folks pray.  Well, you know.   Adults.  They taught me how to pray. They didn’t know they were, but they did.  I watched and listened, because even as a little kid I tended to hang back and observe.  Spending all these intervening years from then until now, you’d think I’d have learned a … Continue reading »

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Saturday QTMs for 10/3/15: ASSISTED CULTURAL SUICIDE

I don’t know how better to describe the frequency of events such as took place in the town of Roseburg, Oregon last Thursday. I remind you:  the ‘contract’ I’ve maintained with you, the reader of every 2nd Cup of Coffee from its first issue has four parts:  to lift, encourage, edify and challenge to personal and … Continue reading »

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