Tuesday Tidbits #85



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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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It is easy to “think before you speak” when you are writing. Much harder in a verbal argument when you truly need it the most.


I am happy to consider my writing to be a hobby, as it does not pay my bills. But as it goes, it is the least expensive hobby I have.


Who ever said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, never had to work with a marketing department to do a dust cover for a book. It turns out, everyone judges them by the cover.


Language is something that cannot be censured. Not because of some given right, but simply because no matter what word you take away, another will simply grow in its spot. Expression and intent have been carried through history moving from one word to another. There is simply no way to repress our natural ability to express ourselves through words, whether they are evil or just.


Of course, I have some skeletons in my closet. I don’t feel bad about that. I feel bad because own of them is gay and I haven’t been supportive about their coming out.


What is the fastest way to increase the number of pages in a book? Increase the font size.


I once thought I was channeling the mind of some great abstractionist artist from beyond, but it turned out I had just accidentally turned off my spell checker.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
23 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #85”
  1. ‘It is easy to “think before you speak” when you are writing. Much harder in a verbal argument when you truly need it the most.’ And this, my beloved brother, is why I prefer emails and text to voice conversations! And I already knew about the skeleton that was “bi”, so there!

  2. beth says:

    yes, thinking as you speak, can be a challenging task depending on the situation at hand. why we often think of the perfect words once an interaction is over

  3. kristianw84 says:

    The increased front for more page numbers doesn’t apply to university students who are mandated to stick with Times Roman 12 point font. Haha. I’m not bitter at all… 😆

    Another great installment of tidbits, Brad!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I like the humor in the last few tidbits. And yes, writing is an inexpensive hobby dollarwise, but perhaps not timewise…

  5. You are right Brad, when people speak sometimes they’ve no filter and as they are talking as fast as they are thinking, they cannot regulate their speech, quite different when you’re writing…

  6. Great tidbits. Writing does provide a wonderful additional filter but does not guarantee you won’t want some written words back for editing.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    The old font trick is one we teachers have seen many times. That and skipping a line between every paragraph and leaving a couple of lines blank at the top and the bottom. The one writing question I hated from kids was, “How long does it have to be?” Nothing like reducing the creative act of writing to an assembly line.

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    I enjoyed these. I believe one of your hobbies is motorcycles and that does get very expensive. There was some humor which I loved in this post

    “I once thought I was channeling the mind of some great abstractionist artist from beyond, but it turned out I had just accidentally turned off my spell checker.”

    Pretty funny but I can relate. I am a terrible speller but my guess is that you are not. Sending you my hugs and love and some freshly baked cinnamon buns. xoxoxxo Love Jonikens

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Jonikins! My spell checker goes nuts when I write a piece in “Olde English”. I appreciate all your support, love, and the cinnamon buns!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You are most welcome. I am glad to hear I am in such great company Brad. I am a terrible speller. I am glad you like the buns. I remember waking up on rare occasions and my mom would have been baking since 5:00 am and the whole house smelled like cinnamon. She would have made dozens of amazingly rich and wonderful buns. With my metabolism, always working on trying to put on weight I could eat as many as I wanted. She was an amazing cook. I appreciate you Brad. Sending you my love, Jonikins ❤️🦋🤗😘💝💕🥮🥮🥮🥮🥐🥐

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