New Feature: Writing — I’ve decided to begin sharing some of my writing with the world. There’s a new menu item above—conveniently entitled “writing”—to take you there, or click here. I’ll post new pieces directly to my blog on the 1st and 15th of each month, and also link them on the writing pages. — Do feel free to comment by clicking the “Leave a Reply” link at the bottom of any post (NB: I do moderate the comments).
“A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.”
Another writing assignment at the Golden Pen Writers Guild. The assignment started with going around the room and each person beginning “I was once ….” The second half was filled in by the person sitting to the right. I’ve been reading a lot of ancient Greek and Roman classics lately, so I sorta went with that flavor. My writing prompt is revealed at the very end of this post … Continue reading
“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
– John Quincy Adams
As one goes through life,
unexpected, unconnected experiences
serve to trigger later behaviors.
As a child, I thought one way:
something’s dull beyond belief, or
“This is the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
Maybe “If I can’t do x I’ll just die,” or
“If y got something, why not me?”
But life has a habit
of throwing curves that bend one’s thoughts
onto pathways formerly unseen.
Experiencing things that never occurred to you
in your hazy past.
And then one day you’re someplace
and something deep inside comes back.
You look around and realize
what once was “wrong” now seems so “right”—
and you have come full circle.
© 2014 Douglas P. Kendrick, all rights reserved.
“People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.”
– George Matthew Allen
“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
– Margaret B. Runbeck