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2nd Cup from THE DAILY CHAMPION, 30 September 2017

Be Gallant PROVERBS 30:12 Don’t imagine yourself to be quite presentable when you haven’t had a bath in weeks. PRINCIPLE Don’t be haughty and arrogant in your self-estimation. Be Gallant  A FivestarMan is gallant. To be gallant means to be fashionably groomed and appropriate for every occasion. That means that we are to be presentable. … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/11/17: THE CASE For BACKSHAVING

Stubborn anything is rarely good, and settling for “good enough” isn’t much better. I sat in SportClips, being trimmed up by a new stylist.  In a daily environment inundated with data and information, I’m comfortable with silence.  Hairdressers are not. “That’s great cologne.”  Possible responses:  “That’s blatantly sexist”, currently popular, if vapid.  “Thanks, but I’m … Continue reading »

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An Exerpt From TIME TRIALS – 9/2/17

Ever notice the false promises given to terminal patients? No one intends for them to be, but they are. They’re offered with professional smiles, in counterfeit light-hearted bravado by people wearing Happy Face masks.  They know their promise is hollow.  That agreement will never be honored.  After all, the patient is dying. I’m dying.  All of … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/28/17: #1 WAY TO REPLACE YOURSELF

Thinking before speaking is always a good idea. The village blacksmith hired an enthusiastic new apprentice willing to work long, hard hours. He instructed the boy, “When I take the horseshoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer.” The apprentice did … Continue reading »

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Granger: A MIRACLE ReMIX – 8/27/17

“Dear Granger, “I’m getting tired of bravely singing, ‘This Little Light of Mine’.  Why’s mine the only light I’m seeing?  I guess I expect a little darkness now and then but when did believing in God start meaning you have to move way up north of the Arctic Circle? “Regarding the whole faith thing, here’s … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 8/21/17: THE WELCOME CAT IS OUT

I walk because I can. Walking was something, I admit, I took for granted, once I learned how.  Who gives two hisses about walking? People who have faced being denied that freedom.  I’m one of those people.  So, yeah–I celebrate the ability to maintain balance, to walk into each new weekday morning with the same … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/21/17: CENTS-ORY PERCEPTION

The only part of the bottle intact was lying by the curb, held together by part of the paper label.  Smirnoff something or other.  The rest of it lay shattered across the entire street, glistening in the morning sun. Grab a refill and walk with me . . . Coming back from my walk yesterday, … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day ’17 Musings: GROUND CLUTTER

The first time I sat down at an Air Force surveillance radar console I thought I was seeing things. I was.  I saw a lot of things, none of which remotely resembled anything I recognized.  It looked to me like someone had laid a flatscreen TV on its back and spilled something on it, every three seconds.  The … Continue reading »

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4/6/17: I’M JUST NOT DOING WELL TODAY

I almost copped out and made Granger say this.  Authors do that.  They impose the task of saying unpleasant, hard things on one or more of their characters as if that somehow makes the bitter less so. Well, I can’t.  Won’t. I’m a mess today.  I’m grieving. A week ago Babycakes and I attended the … Continue reading »

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3/28/17: IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS… Some Thoughts for Lent

“Antonucci?” He sat with head down, shoulders slumped, his helmet laying on its side on the ground beside the scrub rock.  In his right hand was a wooden-handled coarse brush that had seen plenty of use.  He sat staring at the ugly object in his left hand:  a flagrum. Two of them – stiff, stinking and repulsive from a recent scourging.   It was like … Continue reading »

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