browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Common Sense

A Granger 2nd Cup of Coffee, 10/18/18: LOADING . . .

“Oh.  Sorry.  Didn’t mean to barge in.”  Arlough said it in his usual staccato style as he barged in. I sat quietly in one of my overstuffed, mismatched chairs, the faded brown one.  One never need assume with Arlough; he’s famous for getting to his point.  The challenge lies in keeping up with an agile … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Tell-A-Story-Make-A-Point, Wisdom | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Saturday 2nd Cup, 9/29/18: THE BREAD IN THE PLAIN WRAPPER

I have a rule.  If you have to wear a ridiculous, garish costume and yell at me, I have zero interest in your product. We’ve all known people who overdress while underperforming.  Some are ‘faking it until they make it’.  Some are talented, but trying to ‘make it’ in an area not suited for them.  And … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Encouragement, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments

2nd Cup of Coffee, 9/18/18: COFFEEOLOGY #3: BETTER LATTE THAN NEVER

Do NOT let all the colors fade to gray just because your hair does. Today’s title is a whimsical, coffee-flavored play on words.  The content is a matter of life and premature death.  I hope by the time you see “Loving you” at the close of this post, you’ll understand this is no hyperbole. I … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Inspirational, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

2nd Cup of Coffee, 9/10/18: COFFEEOLOGY – STAY GROUNDED

Riding the breeze, the slip of paper whisked within inches of Granger’s nose, causing him to flinch. I know what you’re thinking.  “Bet he slopped a little of his coffee, too, huh?”  You think you’re so-o-o smart… He frowned as he stooped to pick it up, then smiled at himself, huffing through his nose as he … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Tell-A-Story-Make-A-Point, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

2nd Cup of Coffee, 9/4/18: COFFEEOLOGY ~ ESPRESSO YOURSELF

Words are like keys. If you choose the right ones, they can open any heart and shut any mouth. Ever sat in one of your favorite coffee shops or restaurants, minding your own business?  Perhaps enjoying a great cup of joe and reading, or sitting with a blank notepad while freethinking?  Maybe even staring off … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Encouragement, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

2nd Cup of Coffee for 8/27/18: OH, YEAH, YOU CAN TOO!

“I can’t do it.” Granger looked up from where he was using Gorilla Superglue to reattach part of the sole of his right Skecher.  “You can’t do what?” “I don’t have the spiritual intensity, or maturity, or, or–what’s that old word for, uh, healing?” “You mean ‘unction’?” “Yeah.  Stuff like that.  I guess I’m just not … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Encouragement, Inspirational | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

2nd Cup of Coffee, 7/30/18 – THE NOON-HOUR STYLE SHOW

It was lunch hour, and the four friends gathered as usual outside the Arlington Ave. exit, getting their favorite table where they could capture the breeze.  As they sat down, they automatically bowed their heads in a silent appreciation for jobs, food, and God’s grace. The minute they began unwrapping their sandwiches, Fred leaned in, even … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Humor - Lighten Up, Inspirational, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

CHANGES TO 2nd CUP: ~ COMING 8/1/18

Hey, friends:  here’s the word from Facebook and WordPress:   “Your website’s connection to Facebook is changing soon Starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack tool that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook).” So, here’s … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Information, Inspirational | Tags: , | Leave a comment

2nd Cup of Coffee, 7/23/18: PARENTS’ GROWING PAINS

The two men gratefully sank into the commuter train’s seats after a long day in the city.  Andrews asked the other, “Your son go back to college yet?” “Two days ago.  Yours?”  Jennerson nodded. “Mm-hmm.  Senior this year, so it’s almost over.  Thank God, in May Shawn’ll be an engineer.  I still wonder how long it’ll … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Tell-A-Story-Make-A-Point, Wisdom | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Quiet Time Musings, 7/17/18: MANIPULATION IS NOT LEADERSHIP

When small men cast big shadows, it’s a sign the sun is setting. I remember as a boy going to my aunt’s house in Echo, Oregon to watch The Wizard of Oz.  It was an annual thing, almost like a family reunion, only without the multi-whiskered wart and the “Oooh, coomew an’ give Auntie a … Continue reading »

Categories: Common Sense, Inspirational, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment