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Posted by on May 7, 2016

If writing is in fact the painting of the mind, this literary wall will look like several undisciplined aborigines who’ve never seen a paint roller are given two, loaded with bright, obnoxious colors and told to clean them off on a not-quite-white surface.

There is no particular order.  These are the gleanings of untold weeks of mining all sorts of sources piquing the interest of a writer:  me.  Anything can and usually does appear in these strange compendiums of wisdom, these patchwork quilts of infinite colors and textures, tastes and sounds.

A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.

We have tomorrows for a reason.

People don’t always build walls to keep others out.  There are times it is done out of necessity to protect whatever is left within.

ROCK – playing 3 chords in front of hundreds of people.  JAZZ – playing hundreds of chords in front of three people.

Okay–apparently, this is not a phase.  This really is who I am.  Scares me, too.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

The love of learning is what a person feels when his soul perceives the truth.  – Unknown


Don’t follow the trail of money; let money follow the trail of your success.

Every effort is a success even if you don’t personally see the results.

There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway

Courage is an outgrowth of who we are.  Exterior supports may temporarily sustain, but only inward character creates courage. – Max Lucado

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.  When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall

New word:  “acciditional –  an extra condition added totally by mistake.”

Without some sort of major intervention, people don’t change much.  Under stress, the damage usually surfaces.

Writer J. A. Jance:  Is loving someone ever worth the ultimate price of losing them?

THE MASK:  Which one do you wear to hide your anger, pain, humiliation, low-self-opinion, etc.?  “Ordeal by tux . . .”

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