Tag Archives: Good

To Live and Die American

Flickr has broken my Flickr account.  Not sure what I will do for photographs now or if I’ll ever be able to retrieve them.  Meanwhile as I wait for their next response on the destruction they’ve done, I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Have A Good Idea Have Lots of Ideas

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)    

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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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Relative Complicity

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 12 asks that we who take up the challenge of finding something dull that we’re willing to give away.  Well, sorry, but I’m twisting this into something that can never be owned, only given and that is so … Continue reading

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Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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If We Would Wish To Heal

Playing a bit of catch up from yesterday in that my life changed dramatically and not for the better, I am combining the sixth day of Na/GloPoWriMo’s goal of a poem about if and the woulds, coulds, and shoulds of … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Something

Out there in the Hundred Acre Woods, there are a lot of tales to be told.  Some happy and filled with joy.  Some are bittersweet such as the feelings that come at childhood’s end… The Very Best of Something by … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Greatest Good For Our Nation Is To Heal Party Divisions and Act As One People

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)    

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Thought For the Day: To Be A Good Writer Be Direct, Clear and Simple First

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)    

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Thought For the Day: It Is Good To Polish Your Mind Against the Minds of Others

“It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others.” – Michel de Montaigne, essayist (28 Feb 1533-1592)        

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