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Editorial Opinion

100-Word Stroll, 4/17/17: “EXCUSE ME, BUT . . .”

You’ve noticed “100-Word Strolls” are rarely ever 100 words.  Good.  Grab your joe and walk with me . . . The 100-Word part is to remind me:  writers overflow with words.  Readers take one look at that little “673 more words” on a Facebook post, and go, “Um–maybe later.”  You and I know “Maybe later” … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 4/12/17: THE PASSION of the CHRIST(ian)

“I’d be more open to being a Christian if I saw more who call themselves that acting like it.” I know.  We’re all a bit weary of everyone’s excuses for playing fast and loose with their souls.  After all, we likely used a bunch of ’em ourselves before realizing the true dimensions of God’s love and making … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/8/17: THE MOTIVATED JESUS

I think it all comes down to motivation.  If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. ~Edmund Hillary Jesus meant to go through with it. He was aiming through that Cross, focusing on everything beyond it.  Everything Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and Paul wrote about makes it clear:  Jesus, Mary’s son, raised … Continue reading »

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500-Word Stroll, 10/6/16: BETTER THINK AGAIN

You who’ve bandwagoned, refusing to honor our National Anthem, need to   consider the inevitable consequences of your words and actions.  They don’t occur in a vacuum.  Eventually, you’ll face what they’re going to cost you. You already are. This morning in Los Angeles, another lawman doing his job is dead, having been shot in the face during a … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: E PLURIBUS UNUM: OUT OF MANY, ONE

It is always a wonderful treat to share this space with other writers.  Does iron sharpen iron?  Of course; even Scripture owns that as a given.  So do thoughts inspire thoughts.  Sonya Korf is my friend, a sister in Christian faith, and a thoughtful writer.  I share these Independence Day musings with you. E pluribus unum: … Continue reading »

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AIRSHOW HIATUS!

Good morning, 2nd Cuppers!  If it flies, it grabs my eyes. My son and I are headed to St. Louis for an airshow.  I felt slightly bad that I would not be bringing you back a t-shirt.  Therefore, I’m taking time before hitting the road to let you know I’m thinking about you, noting ways to … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/10/16: TWO DIVERGENT PATHS – CHOOSE WISELY

The correct response to uncertainty is not mere slowing down, being a little less wrong or not overspending quite as much as last month.  “That’s just wrong.”  Okay, well, let’s hurry and get it over with, then. Seriously?  How about stopping?  Not doing it at all?  They make these with Reverse, y’know . . .   … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/4/16: NOT TO BE PERFECT – JUST FAITHFUL

“I don’t believe that.” Okay.  Thus far, the United States is a free country; you’re able to decide what you believe.  While I may not agree with your choice, I served the country you and I both live in to assure your right to make it. That’s one of the treasures our Founders built into … Continue reading »

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IT READ, “30-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE”. . .

Under that heading, a list of 30 things appeared on Facebook. Guess which one was first?  I gave some thought to an answer. 1. FIVE PROBLEMS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA • There is too much of it. One or two, perhaps a handful of sources are fun; yet when Google relates how to use the top 52 … Continue reading »

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INFORMED VS. IGNORANCE

Good morning, 2nd Cuppers.  I’m doing something here I rarely do–namely, sending along a politically- based article.  Well, at least the link to it. I understand truth is often the first casualty in any election cycle.  It gets shaded, shaved, shorn and skewered.  I get that.  It’s like watching the prosecution and defense counsels who’d … Continue reading »

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