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Wisdom

2nd Cup of Coffee, 6/17/18: AND ALL THIS TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS HIM WHO DIDN’T GET IT

Of course I thought I knew more than my dad when I was growing up.  What kid doesn’t? You can spare me the wide-eyed, head-shaking denials.  Neither you nor I are children any longer. Can we save some time and agree to stipulate that you and I were far more brilliant as kids than our parents were as … Continue reading »

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Granger: THE NEW GUY LIES, TOO – 6/7/18

His name was “Doc”. At least, that’s what his nametag read.  Since Jimmie’s is a 50’s-style diner, the décor reflects that, and the servers all wear that period of dress:  poodle skirts, bobby socks and big hair bows for the women, slacks, white shirts, bowties and soda jerk hats for the guys. I don’t know what … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, May 17, 2018: WHERE HAVE ALL THE SHOWERS GONE?

I don’t remember that first shower of married life, that cloudy Portland morning of May 18, 1974. Irish Spring?  Probably.  I’d bunked with Dad and Mom, and that was Dad’s go-to soap for as long as I can recall.  I think he got some kind of reward for having bought so many bars of it.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 4/12/18: IF THE GLOVE FITS

I was tired to begin with, so when I got Mom’s call I wasn’t very gracious. “You want to what?  Today?”  She’d been putting off going through my step-dad’s stuff, and I guess I’d gotten used to her kicking that particular cannister down the road. “I know, honey.  It’s just that I’ve been delaying this … Continue reading »

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QTM for 4/11/18: 4 STEPS TO REAL, LIVE QUIET TIME OF YOUR OWN!

“What?” “Nothin’.”      “No, really.  I’ve been blathering on as if.  Shutting up now, and listening.  Can you help me understand what’s troubling you?” After a few seminal seconds, packed with meaning like a loaded baked potato, the startling answer came. “I, uh, don’t know how to do quiet time.  I-un even know for sure … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/27/18: THE WISDOM OF THE WABBIT

Good morning, coffee lover friends.  After some frustrating internet issues, here’s your 2nd Cup, fresh-ground and served up piping hot.  The cream and fixin’s are right over there. I found this set of fun things on a friend’s site this morning, and it’s catchy enough I want to share it with you.  It’s patterned after … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/13/18: 3 REASONS TO MAKE THE EFFORT NOT TO BE A REJECT

“Oh, Lord, don’t let THEM sit with us at our table!” Don’t look shocked.  You’ve thought the same thing, and more than once.  Don’t think God doesn’t hear your unspoken complaint.  And don’t think that after a few times of averted eyes and obvious body language, the THEY to whom you refer don’t receive it loud and … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/8/18: DRIFT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP PADDLING

The Bible says a lot about the cross.  Nowhere does it mention inoffensive. It’s no secret our American culture has for decades been steadily drifting away from God.  While that drift out into the depths of Whatever Feels Good has been happening, there’s been just as steady an invasion of philosophies alien to God and … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup Saturdays for 3/3/18: THIS IS NOT THE ME YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

The little story opens with a boy who has such a crush on a girl he follows her everywhere.  She can’t go anywhere without him tagging along like a hopeful stray pup. Finally, after weeks of this, she stops, turns, and asks, “Why do you keep following me like this?” His answer is artless and to … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 3/1/18: THE RETIREE’S QUIZ

The Retiree’s Quiz How many days are there in your week?  6 Saturdays and a Sunday.  Sort of. When is a retiree’s bedtime?  Whenever they wake up from falling asleep on the couch. How many retirees does it take to change a lightbulb?  Just one.  Might take all day, though. What’s a retiree’s biggest gripe?  … Continue reading »

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