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Tagged With: appreciation

2nd Cup of Coffee, 11/10/17: “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.”

It’s hard to know what to do with a compliment you rarely hear. One of the reasons I decided to separate from the Air Force after my first hitch was the spitting derision all of us Vietnam-era veterans received upon coming back to the world.  It made no difference where we served or what uniform … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 10/3/17: GROUSING ABOUT LIFE’S PIGEONS

     “Pigeons rate right down there with mosquituhs an’ houseflahs.” Startled, my eyes snapped back into focus.  You know how your eyes get when you’re looking in your mind’s rearview mirror, expanded to see wide but not specific?  That’s what I’d been doing.  I’d been walking, carrying a rare commodity for me:  a caramel mocha … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/13/17: I’M SURE GLAD YOU’RE THERE

“What do you do?” “I’m a writer.” “Oh-h-h…”  (Glancing at the ever-present cell phone) : “Wow, would you look at the time.  Gotta run.  Catch ya later, okay?” Writers are always jotting ideas and thoughts down in something – in my case, usually a notebook.  Anything can trigger an idea for writing seeds.  Snippets of conversation.  Billboards.  TV commercials.  Sermons.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/18/16: IT’S THE ‘TUDE, DUDE!

On a lovely June Saturday morning, I’ve just the thing to kickstart your thinking as you head into your weekend.  One of you sent this during the week, and it cried out to be shared.  Read on . . . Attitude…. A famous writer was in his study. He picked up his pen and began … Continue reading »

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