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2nd Cup, 5/31/17: LITTLE BOY LOST

“One of the best feelings is knowing that you’re wanted . . .” That’s how the meme began.  The rest of it was thoughtful and tastefully stated, but that first phrase stopped me.  I kept rereading it. Little Boy Lost From his babyness and boyhood His toddling, impressionable toyhood It seemed no one he loved … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/7/16: BIG DADDY IS DEFINITELY WATCHING YOU

The Police: Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you Every single day and every word you say Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you I’ll be watching you Every breath you take and every move you … Continue reading »

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#25: DREAMS UNLIMITED, STEPS REASONABLE

“DREAM BIG, MAN!”                     Absolutely!  Ever listen in when someone asks a 9-year-old what they want to be?  There’s NOTHING he can’t do, NOTHING out of bounds for her, zero they can’t accomplish.  Great scientist?  Army General?  World-class chef?  Navy Seal?  Neurosurgeon?  Astronaut?  Astrophysicist?  Part of first Mars colony?  SURE!  No lid, no … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/20/16: WHAT IF . . .

Maybe imperfection is perfection in disguise. We all know that Adam and Mrs. Adam were the sum total of perfect humanity, in our recorded history.  Two. And since neither you nor I are one of those two, a couple of things seem equally counterproductive: using perfectionism to excuse doing little or nothing to excel in … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT

“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents?  Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk?  Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading »

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APPLAUD THE OTHER GUY

Jim Stovall wrote it:  “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.  When we help one another, everybody wins.” This caught my spirit’s shirttail because I’ve wondered for years at the dearth of such open, honest appreciation for what you yourself … Continue reading »

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WISDOM GEMS

If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope. In the words of my musical friends, this don’t need no amp.  The truth herein should be loud enough. There are, however, those smitten with PRIDE who stubbornly would … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/15/16: I DON’T WRITE SICK

Some established and published authors say that to be authentically enticing, one must lay it all out there for the reader.  Hemingway’s advice to ‘bleed all over the paper’ comes to mind. In my case bleeding would be trivial.  Pfft.  Anyone can bleed. I have a few less palatable things which would wind up on … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/5/16: THE MOVES THE ENEMY PUTS ON YA

Brilliant insight deserves recognition where it is found.  This is an article full of such insight.  As you read, give it time–  like that first sip of hot, fresh coffee in the morning.  Don’t scan.  Read.  It’s worth it.  Though I did not write it, I thoughtfully pass it along to you and would appreciate … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/18/16: A “Hole-In-The-Soul” Cost

When you want something so fervently that you’ll destroy a close friend’s reputation to get it, you can’t afford it. Are you willing to do anything to win, to get your way, to cover up, bluster, gossip or lie your way out of or beyond your words and actions?  That disqualifies you.   In the South … Continue reading »

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