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Monthly Archives: December 2015

COURAGE To EMERGE

Everybody’s wracking their brain to come up with something unique with which to challenge everyone else while 2016 is still in diapers. I’m not.  I was grazing through resources, reading and mining this or that when I found a terrific, thoughtful statement by someone I’ve never met that jarred my soul. Think about it. I’m a man … Continue reading »

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A 2nd CUP FOR CHRISTMAS

It is good to reflect upon all life’s gifts which money cannot buy. Most of us have more than we honestly need. Your attitude is driven by your predominate thoughts.  Don’t blame anyone else if it’s not so hot.  Change your thinking and you’ll change your attitude. God knows what your 2016 will look like.  Relax.  … Continue reading »

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Christmas Eve QTMs: YOU HAVE NO IDEA

“The Christian era won’t be over even if America loses its way. “ I wasn’t reading so much as scanning.  Scanning picks up verbs, lightly brushing over adverbs and adjectival modifiers like cooks brush oil or butter over the rolls that just came out of the oven. Scanning.  High-speed ‘reading’.  Half a paragraph away before … Continue reading »

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ELF PET PEEVES

I know you’ve wondered what elves do the rest of the year during their down time.  Think about it.  Other than the occasional remake of The Wizard of Oz, there’s not much demand for tiny types. As a writer, material for articles and posts is always popping up in the strangest places, although in some … Continue reading »

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TOP 10 SURPRISES IN NEW STAR WARS MOVIE

  Millennium Falcon shows up when alien calls for an Uber   Energy-saving light sabers   Han Solo appears in reverse mortgage commercials   New Death Star revealed to be giant emoji   Bad Yelp reviews of Luke’s restaurant turns him (maybe)   Trump threatens to run as third party Force 4.  Chaos ensues when … Continue reading »

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Bookwork: WHAT DO PEOPLE WHO CAN’T EAT EAT?

“So what did you eat during those two years you had those TPN catheters stuck down in your chest?” “Whatever sounded good and I could keep down.” “So what sounded good?” “Nothing.” When I’m dehydrated, which is a common side effect of short bowel syndrome, water doesn’t even taste good.  Ironic, no?  Right at a time … Continue reading »

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GRANGER: ADDICTED TO SOMEDAY

There are few things more appropriate on a mid-December morning than fresh, hot coffee.  For me, this is true.  Fresh, hot coffee and I go way back.  We’re like this. There’s something old-friend-like about this office.  Sometimes I sit back, enjoying my initial mug of java while scanning the room and its panorama of memories.  This was one … Continue reading »

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GRANGER: “WE REALLY FRIENDS?”

“Puh-CHEENG-g-g-g!” It struck me that the chooser of the Facebook private messaging sound had to be a morning person, an inveterate optimist.  The high-pitched, cheery, sharp little sound easily overrode all the other chirps, boops, bips and Zedge’s stylized notifications.  Couldn’t be ignored on a bet. It further struck me that the chooser would be virulently … Continue reading »

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EVER WISH YOU COULD JUST HIT “RESET”?

I’ve written about the 100% – 0% Rule.  That’s the one where you see everything involving your life as 100% up to you and 0% up to anyone else. “But wait!  That’s just not realisti—” Correct.  Things are rarely all one way and none the other. However, when it comes to your response, that, my … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 12/4/15: HERE I STAND

This isn’t what it looks like. By now you’ve been swamped with reports of what happened in San Bernardino.  Being a 2nd Cupper, you’re digesting it all and forming your own conclusions.  For that I applaud you. This isn’t what it looks like. I don’t waste my creative capital or your attention with unnecessary political … Continue reading »

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