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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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WHAT DOES THIS DAY MEAN, GRAMPS?

President Ronald Reagan delivered a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery on May 26, 1986 — almost 30 years ago to the day.  I’ve stood erect and silent in Arlington as a caisson trundles past, the only other sound the muffled thumping of horses’ hooves, the slow, measured cadence of a drum and the solemn, rigid strike of the … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/18/16: SOME SETTLING OF CONTENTS MAY OCCUR

it was early and Jimmie’s Diner was mostly empty. Granger sat quietly, gazing off into middle distance that sees epochs and colors and ideas  unexperienced in this life.  The steam curling upward from the fresh refill of coffee Rizzo had just poured mingled with the melody he was softly humming to himself. A steno book lay … Continue reading »

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