Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Quotidian, January 25, 2011 ~ No to Negative Thoughts

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” ~ Peace Pilgrim [Mildred Lisette Norman] (July 18, 1908 to July 7, 1981) Peace Pilgrim was an American pacifist and activist. On January 1, 1953 she … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, January 24, 2011 ~ Navajo Proverb

“I have been to the end of the Earth. I have been to the end of the waters. I have been to the end of the sky. I have found none that are not my friends.” ~ Navajo Proverb [Source: … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, January 17, 2011 ~ Do What is Right

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968) Dr. King was an American Baptist minister, activist, orator, and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He … Continue reading

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Kyoka (sample)

making dinner / for a date– / wondering / how it will / pan out A kyoka is a funny tanka. Both are Japanese-inspired five line poem styles.

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The Quotidian, January 16, 2011 ~ Embracing Joy as a Moral Obligation

“Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.” ~ André Gide (November 22, 1869 to February 19, 1951) Quote from his Fruits of … Continue reading

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The Quotidian, January 13, 2011 ~ Through the Eyes of a Child

Christina “saw all of this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted. I want to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to … Continue reading

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Published Poem II (sample)

the cherry I planted / in my former lover’s yard / blossoms and weeps ~ Andrew Shattuck McBride (Published in bottle rockets #23, August 2010. Thank you to Stanford M. Forrester, Editor of bottle rockets ) bottle rockets is a … Continue reading

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Published Poem I (sample)

at the wine bar– / drinking merlot / and complaining ~ Andrew Shattuck McBride (Published in bottle rockets #23, August 2010. Thank you to Stanford M. Forrester, Editor of bottle rockets ) bottle rockets is a fine literary journal of … Continue reading

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Can We Talk? January 10, 2011

“We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are … Continue reading

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Western Stone Garden, by Michael Jacobsen (1978)

This placement of boulders with sections shaven off is one of my favorite examples of public art in Bellingham. View Michael Jacobsen’s “Western Stone Garden” in Boulevard Park in south Bellingham. My poem “Boulevard Park”, a merit award winning poem … Continue reading

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