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Monthly Archives: August 2016

100-Word Stroll for 8/16/16: I BELIEVE I’LL STICK WITH JESUS

Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . I’ve sung all my life.  There was always music in the Boone house.  “Reveille”:  piano.  “Amazing Grace” and “Shenandoah”:  harmonica.  “Honey In The Rock”:  mandolin.  Harmony wherever two or more of us happened to be. I love most contemporary praise & worship lyrics.  They’re soul-lifting … Continue reading »

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\\\\\ HERE’S WHAT A CA-125 TEST IS /////

It’s not one of those weird California tests that evaluates whether you’re capable of driving 125 mph on the 405. CA-125 is a blood test every woman needs to know about.  One of you sent this, thinking the information needs to be much better known.  I agree.  I’m passing this on without comment or edition, … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/13/16: LIFE’S ALWAYS AHEAD OF YOU

Your life isn’t behind you, your memories are.  Your life is ALWAYS right in front of you.  Today is a new day.  What are you doing with it? From an Acura ad:  “There are 15 weekends this summer:  make them count.”  Most of them are already memories. You can’t alter the past, whatever it is.  … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/11/16: POPULARITY COMES WITH A PRICE TAG

Moral compass?  Decency?  Telling myself, “NO” when wanting something right now?  Christian witness?  Conservative core values?  Individual resolve?  Willingness to be unpopular?  To stand alone? “Who?  Me?”  Yeah.  You. This is a challenge. Think of The Three Hebrew Amigos – Shadrach and his two buds.  Daniel 3.  You know the story. Does anyone know the … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/8/16: DO UNTO OTHERS, YADDA YADDA

Bedtime for the kids, “at-last” time for Sarah.  Boyish yelling bounced her up and running to find Tim’s two-year-old sister tightly gripping a handful of the five-year-old’s hair. Gently removing hair from the little girl’s grip, she responded in fluent PC.  Soft, reasoning “I’m-your-friend” tones.  “We didn’t mean it, did we, honey?”  To Tim:  “She doesn’t understand that hurts.” … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/7/16: IT’S CALLED A BORESNAKE

When something that’s supposed to be smooth, unobstructed and clean isn’t, bad things can happen. My defensive weapon has a match-grade barrel to assure they don’t.  Yet I routinely clean it and every other day or so I use an innocent- and strange-looking thing called a boresnake.  It’s about four feet long and made of olive … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 8/5/16: IT’S NOT ‘MY’ JOB, MAN!

“Can I help you?” “Yes, my order’s missing the au jus for this French Dip.”  You know that look the Skipper used to give Gilligan?  The young  evening manager shot one of those at the diminutive younger girl who’d partially filled our order.  As if walking to his hanging, he took the half-filled cup, put a … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: OILY PRINTS ON MY MONITOR

There it is.  The Christian Bat Signal! “Prayer needed.  Going through some rough waters.” If you look at my venerable Samsung SyncMaster 712N monitor from the right angle, you’ll see some weird oblong smudges on the left side.  Five of ’em.  They’re smudged because their cause never reoccurs in exactly the same place. It took … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll: SO THAT’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE…

” ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” (John Newton) “Peace is what grace feels like when you put it on.”  (J.K. Warrick) Around the Boone home we jokingly have adopted this as our corporate motto: IF IT WAS EASY, ANYBODY COULD DO IT. It’s our way of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/1/16: NATIONAL G.I. PARTY! EVERYONE’S INVITED!

Making a mess is a lot quicker than cleaning it up, and many show up for the former who vanish for the latter. As the sun rises over us all on Tuesday, November 9th, we’ll have the task of learning to be civil to one another again and get to work cleaning up The Mess. … Continue reading »

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