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Granger: 2nd Cup for 10/16/17 – HE CAN BE A REAL CHARACTER

Good morning, 2nd Cup friend.  I’m Granger.  Dan’s my best and closest friend, my, ah, alter-ego; and there’s a good reason for that. I’m his principal character about and through whom he often writes.  No one knows me like him.  No one knows him like me.  It’s because of this uncanny symbiosis between us that you know … Continue reading »

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Strolling for 4/26/17: FINDING COOL STUFF ALONG THE CURB

We used to find stuff as we walked.  Pennies.  Marbles.  Broken yo-yos.  Old newspapers.  Chipped golf balls.  You get the idea.  Pour yourself a refill and walk with me . . . Writers’ minds rarely rest.  They’re too uber-occupied by wresting phrases.  Or wrestling with preppy-sitions.  I’m forever finding stuff, dutifully noted in one or … Continue reading »

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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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WHOA-HO-HO… MER–YOU NEED IT WHEN?

There are approximately two billion children worldwide.  With an average of 3.5 kids per home, Ol’ Kris Kringle will need to visit about 571 million homes this coming Christmas Eve. If said kids leave two cookies and a glass of milk in each home, our intrepid red-togged hero will snarf something in the neighborhood of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/28/16: WHO HELPS THE HELPERS?

We do. ‘We’ is Shepherds’ Fold Ministries.  You’ll find vital information at www.shepherdsfoldministries.org and facebook.com/shepherdsfoldministries Each year around this time we invite evangelical ministers and wives of all denominations from around Kansas to meet in Wichita for an annual DAY of RENEWAL.  That event occurred yesterday. Shepherds’ Fold exists to offer year-round care and encouragement for pastors, their … Continue reading »

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HISTORY: FACTS BIGGER THAN LIFE

HERE IS A BIT OF U.S. HISTORY I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW… Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 the U.S. Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on Monday  and, although the trip from the White House to Capitol … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/26/16: OH, SO ‘THIS’ IS WHAT THE INSIDE OF A WRITER’S MIND LOOKS LIKE

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself. – Anne Rice THOSE WHO TELL THE STORIES RULE SOCIETY. – Plato Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. ~ Ernest Hemingway The thing you are most afraid to write. Write that. ~ Advice to … Continue reading »

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The BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LIST for THE CLASS OF 2020

Beloit, Wis. — We have had the NOW generation…get ready for the RIGHT NOW generation, entering college this fall. This fall’s entering college students, the class of 2020, were born in 1998 and cannot remember a time when they had to wait for anything. They also can’t recall a time when the United States was … Continue reading »

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