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Tagged With: loss

2nd Cup for 7/9/18: WE CALLED HER ‘JO’

Her given name was Joella Jane Boone. She was a Boone in many telltale ways:  a lifelong learner holding two Master’s degrees in education yet whose greatest joy was teaching in the school classroom, and who loved to write on white- or blackboard in a lovely, effortless cursive; artistic to the point she could do nothing … Continue reading »

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WHEN LAST HE BREATHED – A Granger Story

I sat quiet on the mossy marled bluff overlooking Grassy Lake, sipping strong, hot pinon coffee from the thermos I’d brought with me and concentrating on my breathing.  I listened to the breeze whispering to me of my friend.  I thought again of the odd thing he’d said as we spoke by phone just an hour or so before … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/17/15: THE GOD OF “I CAN’T”

When your spirit’s crushed, your vision dimmed and you’re sure your tank is as dry as a Kansas driveway in July, to have someone look you in the eye and say, “I believe in you” is often the difference between getting back up and no one ever hearing of you again. Very few of us … Continue reading »

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