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Monthly Archives: November 2016

100-Word Stroll, 11/21/16: INSIDE THE WRAPPER

My racing thoughts came to a tire-smoking NASCAR stop.  I backed up and read it again.  It read the same way. The cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. I thunk thoughts. Bad coffee doesn’t become good by using nicer cups.  Washed, polished crystal can’t transform mediocre coffee. Anyone with some pride tries to … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/17/16: THE GARBAGE MARGIN: CASTING FIRST STONES

It’s amazing how many know Bible accounts while disclaiming they believe any of it. Case in point:  the ‘hoe’ the priests and their sycophants threw to the ground before Jesus.  “Whichever one of you is innocent and totally sinless, how about you throwing the first rock?” “Garbage Margin” is that wide space you give everyone around you … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings) for 11/9/16: BE A CRAFTY LITTLE JERK

This waited in my inbox this morning. A guy is walking along a beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand. He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub to brush off the sand. A genie appears and tells him he has been granted one wish. The guy thinks … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/6/16: WHAT A PRIVILEGE . . .

I say, “More things are wrought by prayer–”   And you finish with, “–than this world dreams of.” I awoke early this morning with someone on my heart and mind.  That always means God is directing some of His spiritual warriors to pray for that person’s need, strength, help, provision, faith and Christian witness.  I know … Continue reading »

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“WHEN YOU AMERICANS LOSE YOUR COUNTRY, WHERE WILL YOU GO?”

Hillsdale College Then-President George C. Roche III:  We have with us a man of affairs, a man who has had the personal experience of exploring the whole question of economics and our social structure and our institutional ideas and where we indeed should go from here. He’s had the responsibility of making some hard decisions … Continue reading »

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Granger: ELECTILE DISFUNCTION

“PSSSHEWWWwww!” Granger silently sipped his fresh-brewed Peet’s Big Bang medium roast, watching the play of conflicting emotions on his younger friend’s face.  Few things got to the sheriff’s deputy to the point he was speechless; Sparks had served two arduous tours in Afghanistan, survived and returned to put his experience and work ethic to good use … Continue reading »

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