The Quotidian, November 8, 2010 ~ Stretching Minds

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 to October 7, 1894)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, professor, and author. His son was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a noted Supreme Court Justice.

[Source: Quotation from my friend Shannon. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed November 8, 2010.]

New installment of “Did You Know” feature: Did you know that one of the most important pieces written by Holmes, Sr., was the poem”Old Ironsides” (1830)? He wrote it in response to the U.S. Navy’s planned scrapping of the ship. The poem led to preservation of the USS CONSTITUTION.

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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One Response to The Quotidian, November 8, 2010 ~ Stretching Minds

  1. Same is true for a woman’s stomach — well, some women’s stomachs…. ((tehehe)) Sorry, that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this quote.

    Write (and stretch) on!
    Carolyn

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