Tuesday Tidbits #70


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Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!

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Though raised in a middle-class home, my parents could afford a nanny. Her name was Zenith and she made time for me every day.


Writing is a journey of private self-exploration that ends in public self-exposure.


Anything can be used as a weapon, even words. But any injury comes from the power you give them, not from the word itself. A mean word should be no harder to parry than a drunken punch, and just as instinctual.


Poetry is our words crafted as beautifully as any painting, photograph or sculpture. Yet the paint will never crack, the colors never fade, nor time erode the fine details. They are uniquely timeless in their permanence.


With all the accoutrements of the modern age, it is still the pen scratching the paper that brings a true sense of intimacy with the words.


For any writer, our subjects and words are often a mirror to the soul. There will be parts of us we recognize, and many we are seeing for the first time.


In business writing, things like punctuation, grammar, syntax, definition, and spelling are all important. But in poetry, they are toys in the hands of a playful child.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
16 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #70”
  1. Oh, I remember Zenith! I also remember how the three of us would bicker over whom she was going to entertain, all wanting to be the choice!

  2. beth says:

    i agree about the ‘pen scratching on paper’

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh Brad these are wonderfully beautiful and all true. I like how you describe writing and how it will always be there, the power of a word only has the power you give it.

    “Writing is a journey of private self-exploration that ends in public self-exposure”

    So true my friend. Hope all is well. Sending you lots of love and hugs. ❤️🤗😘🥰 Jonikins

  4. pendantry says:

    Typo alert!

    With all the acuturaments accoutrements of the modern age, it is still the pen scratching the paper that brings a true sense of intimacy with the words.

    I make no apology, because of this one:

    In business writing, things like punctuation, grammar, syntax, definition, and spelling are all important. But in poetry, they are toys in the hands of a playful child.

    PS Hoopy Towel Day!

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I think we had the same nanny!

    and love the description of child playing with toys – their imagination can run wild…

  6. Today I have been parrying mean words. Your words well a wonderful pep talk.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Kids, you don’t know how rough we had it. We actually had to get up to change the channel.🤣

    You nailed the private vs. public nature of writing, Brad.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    They are all great, but I especially love the last one.

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