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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