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A Granger Story ~ 2nd Cup of Coffee for 9/24/18: COFFEEOLOGY #4 ~ TAKE LIFE 1 CUP AT A TIME

The most favorite coffee mug you own, even brim-full, still only holds a single cup. I sat watching the sentence.  It didn’t try to escape the page of the writing pad.  It never even moved.  I thoughtfully sipped from my big moss-green THANKFUL mug, as I mentally rearranged the words yet again, wondering as all writers do if there’s a more effective way … Continue reading »

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6/25/18 – Granger: WHAT DOES AN INTROVERSION LAYER DO?

It was one of those mornings you wish you could seal in an old Ball/Mason jar and keep. A rollicking, early-summer thunderstorm had stomped its way through at 1:30 AM with all the finesse of an attention-starved 3-year-old.  I’d ground and perked a pot of Air Capital medium roast.  As I sat sipping the fragrant … Continue reading »

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Granger: A CROSS-EYED LOOK AT THE WHOLE EASTER THING – 3/31/18

That early in the morning, I knew Jimmie’s Diner would be almost empty.  That worked for me.  I was in a mood.  And I was almost right.  Other than the cook in back, Peggy Sue was by herself. Solitude must be a comfortable friend if one intends to write.  I enjoyed the closeness of the friends … Continue reading »

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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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4/6/17: DISPISED? REJECTED?

Just read from an unknown writer: “I might have been worthless to you, but I am of great worth to myself.  Honestly, I don’t need someone who only sees the good in me. I need someone who’s seen the bad and still wants me.” Link this with, “Be kind to everyone you meet; all of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/9/17: SO–HOW’S YOUR NOW?

You’ve heard or read the phrase, “being in the moment”.  The irony is that I began this post in June of last year.  The sad truth is that this subject is more appropriate now than ever. With the techsplosion of modern minicomputers we call smartphones, we are now living in an unparalleled historical era.  Never before have … 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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QTMs for 6/15/16: WORDS ON THE CREASED PAGE

Hi.  I’m Dan and I’m a recovering perfectionist. My gag reflex kicked in big time; I was surly, curly-lipped with disgust and ready to rip it to shreds.  No, not the reflex.  Stay with me. Practicing perfectionists don’t use damaged things. ‘Clean’ towel have a smudge on it?  Spray some Zout on it and throw … Continue reading »

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