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Monthly Archives: June 2015

QTMs for 6/9/15: Some Things Are Just NOT “OKAY”

There we were, minding our own business, unloading the day’s busyness with some TV.  Dinner was done, dishwasher doing its thing.  Relaxing. Into this idyllic setting intruded an almost-electronic whirring, right at the highest setting of our ability to hear.  It invaded BC’s hearspace first, then mine. “Gnat?”  “NO–I can see it; it’s right by your … Continue reading »

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You’re probably thinking, “Why should I bother reading this?” I understand.  There are days I find myself thinking, “Why should I bother writing this?” You get weary from the deluge of things to read.  Oh, goodie.  Another blog among several gazillion about every topic in God’s Universe.  So.  Sell me.  Why should I read after … Continue reading »

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from 2nd Cup files: “GOD’S GOT THIS.”

“God’s got it.” That’s what the lifelong farmer says here, almost daily, on his farm. It’s been his mantra for as long as he’s worked those fields. His philosophy for farming has become a theology for living. God is God. God is good. And God has actually “got it.” This is not just a cute catch-phrase, but … Continue reading »

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If you think you’re as good as you’ll ever be, you just stopped growing. If you’ve stopped growing, I neither want nor need you in my company.  Ability and experience notwithstanding, you just traded what remains of who you could still become for whoever you think you’ve been. I’m picky about the men and women … Continue reading »

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ANNOUNCING THESE NEW BOOK RELEASES:  ~ “How to Write Big Books” by Warren Peace ~ “The Art of Archery” by Beau Narrow ~ “Irish Heart Surgery” by Angie O’Plasty ~ “Desert Crossing” by Rhoda Camel ~ “School Truancy” by Marcus Absent ~ “I Lost My Balance” by Eileen Dover and Phil Down ~ “Positive Reinforcement” … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings (QTMs) for 6/2/15: SPARE ME THE ‘SIN’ THING

Back in the day when me and Thomas were kids and our bike tires weren’t flat from puncture-weeds, we didn’t fret too much about rules.   There were adults around who kept an eye on us and others like us; and they were pretty fair at letting us know when we bumped against one of … Continue reading »

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A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. As he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their orders. The man says, “I’ll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?” “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress … Continue reading »

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