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About 2nd Cup of Coffee

Dan has worked for the U.S. government in both civilian and military capacities; is an ordained minister, hospital chaplain, entrepreneur, speaker, writer and a survivor of several life-threatening events.

2nd Cup Extra, 4/6/19: SLOW-DOWN THERAPY – IT’S JUST THE TICKET

 The more observant of you have noticed there’s an ‘s’ now attached to the ‘http’, and there’s now a little padlock icon at the other end of the address box.  That means this site now has the vaunted SSL Certificate installed, and is now secured.  I’m thankful, for I’ve been needing just this therapy after … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 4/3/19: 6 TREMENDOUS WAYS TO MAKE ‘LITTLE THINGS’ INCREDIBLY BIG

“Somebody needs to do something!” We’ve all heard it and we’ve all said it.  All around you and me, social interaction has become antisocial, if not scarce.  It is hard to not notice how decency, good manners, courtesy, mutual respect, and public decorum have all but disappeared.  In their place, people routinely say and do … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/30/19: SWEET FUN – THE SEQUEL (Okay, the answers…)

You got the clues yesterday, and I promised you the answers today.  I will not keep you in suspenders. THE CANDY GAME ~ The Answers   1. Another planet in our solar system: Mars 2. A famous street in New York City: 5th Avenue 3. A part of the galaxy: Milky Way 4. A series … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/29/19: SWEET FUN

THE CANDY GAME  Each of these clues describe a candy bar.  See how you do.  Answers tomorrow.  Have FUN! 1. Another planet in our solar system: 2. A famous street in New York City: 3. A part of the galaxy: 4. A series of small hills: 5. A nutty happiness: 6. Worker bees make this: … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/27/19: 9 SACRED RULES FOR CREATIVE WEIRDOS

I’m always digging through old files and finding neat stuff.  You know–like being allowed to dig through your grandpa’s ‘That Drawer’ out in his shop.  That’s where these little jewels came from.  The files, not the shop. It’s tougher than you know to not embellish each of these, but striving manfully, I push on through the … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee from TIME TRIALS, 3/14/19: A SHOWER’S NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT?

A shower ranks right in there with your broom and dustpan.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  EVery morning, and sometimes in the afternoon following sweaty work or exercise.  Boring.  Repetitive. Showering and getting presentable is part of a normal morning ritual, almost overlooked in its sameness.  Regular.  That makes you all the more curious why I’m writing … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup Freewriting From Years Past (3/9/19): HERE’S TO ALL THE ALMOST-WONS

If Batman was a writer, FREEWRITING would hang in a prominent spot on his utility belt.  That’s how underrated a weapon freewriting is in the writer’s arsenal. Freewriting can be triggered by anything.  A taste suddenly reminding one of a long-forgotten refreshment . . .  An old, yellowing picture commemorating a youthful event . . . … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/8/19: WHO THEN TELLS GOD?

i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this life trumps God’s. i secretly think my plan for this lif i still secretly thin i stil Okay.  … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee, 3/1/19: REMEMBER ‘CAT’S IN THE CRADLE’?

She sat in IHOP, ignoring the most precious things in her life. A young mom, she’d brought her two daughters, Sevenish and Threeish, to sit eating all-you-can-eat pancakes, while she hunched over her phone, 13 or so inches in front of her face, with Someone Somewhere else. The girls knew. Their occasional tentative “Mommy?”s were … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 2/26/19: JUST KIDDING… and KIDDING… and . . .

Kidding is NOT for cowards nor the weak of knees.  Raising children has always been the reserve of rank amateurs; by the time we’ve kind of got a handle on it, we’re grandparents – and we have a whole new rulebook. Now, in a world seemingly overrun by ‘adult’ children, the task is all but … Continue reading »

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