Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Quotidian, August 31, 2010 ~ Oppressive Language

“Oppressive language does more than represent violence: it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge, it limits knowledge.” ~ Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931) [my italics] Morrison is an award-winning American author and editor. She is perhaps … Continue reading

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The Man Who Moved Too Fast

In the winter of 1856, a small sailing vessel enroute from Maui to the Big Island of Hawai’i, dropped anchor in Hilo Bay. Strong kona winds had prevented the captain from making port in Kailua on the western side of … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, August 30, 2010 ~ Life Deserves More of You

“Life deserves to have more of you show up. [Life doesn’t deserve] you to settle, to say to yourself that setting your standards lower is OK.” ~ Anthony Robbins (partially paraphrased) (born February 29, 1960) Anthony Robbins is an American … Continue reading

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Trail Offerings ~ Cigarette Pack, a Cigarette, and Some Thoughts on Family

August 27, 2010 Off the trail on an old boat launch above the waster I found a cigarette pack. I picked it up, and found that it still contained one cigarette. I was surprised. Cigarettes are expensive. The pack was … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, August 29, 2010 ~ Cats

 “I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little, they become its visible soul.” ~ Jean Cocteau (July 5, 1889 to October 11, 1963) Jean Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, artist, and filmmaker. During his lifetime … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, August 28, 2010 ~ Spreading Light

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects its light.” ~ Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 to August 11, 1937) Edith Wharton was an American novelist and short story writer. She is … Continue reading

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The Sward

on grass I intended to write but napped; the pen isn’t always mightier than the sward Note: an American Cinquain is a five line poem with a 2-4-6-8-2 syllabic structure.

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