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Tagged With: friendship

2nd Cup of Coffee, 10/17/17: IT MEMES TO ME

This is a popular message, yet it doesn’t go quite far enough.  This well-meant, focused relationship only keeps working if that level of concern is received.  A gift is meaningless if the one honored won’t open it. Can half a relationship survive?  Yes, because God’s been modeling that before us our entire lives.  Two things … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/3/17: LETTING YOU GO

“. . . filing the rough edges of my thoughts.” Sudden grief hits the soul like a tossed Jim Beam bottle hits the pavement.  The larger memory-shards are all odd-shaped.  Every edge bears the ability to slice and lacerate.  Those we easily see, gingerly picking them up and beginning the cleanup of myriad details. The smaller bits … Continue reading »

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BLEEDING ON ONE’S NOTEBOOK: “IT HURTS.”

Waiting on God is not for weanies. No personal, private details.  Most are just curious. At present, we are living on my disability and my wife’s unemployment.  Two months ago, her boss gave her the grim news:  the company let 18 people go.  Though the CFO had personally promised otherwise, she was one. They were moving … 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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QTMs for 1/27/17: DON’T SAY THAT TO MY FACE

Don’t say it at all.  I’m grieved at the rude, disrespectful manner of interpersonal contact that’s become commonplace on social media, specifically on Facebook. Its very name connotes familiarity and thoughtful reflection.  ‘Face’ and ‘book’ each draw a mental picture.  ‘Face’ brings a smile and faraway look as one remembers an easy, relaxed visit over coffee while … Continue reading »

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How NOT To Celebrate One’s Anniversary

So I found this card that I, as a man, knew – KNEW – would dazzle her. It had an exotic exterior that could only be described as ‘Jungle Chique’.  Jungle.  Coffee.  Right? In the jungle clearing sat two leopards:  one, a slim, svelte female – smaller, naturally – and a boldly-put-together, powerfully-muscled leopard male-type dude … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/27/16: I BELIEVE. . .

 Good morning, friend.  I’ve had this ready for a few days, but felt I should wait.  This morning I sensed it was time to pass it along to you.  Have a seat.  Relax with me over a hot cup of joe . . .   And read this slowly.   I Believe…  That just because two … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/22/16: IS THERE ANY REASON TO KEEP HOPE ALIVE?

Yes. It would be easy to give in to despair if all we do is look around us.  Lying is normal, even expected.  So is cheating and graft.  Keeping one’s word?  Work ethic?  Personal responsibility?  Loyalty?  Don’t make me laugh.  Nothing’s sacred any more.  Everything and everybody is for sale. Not long ago I invited … Continue reading »

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