Tuesday Tidbits



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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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I, like every teen of my generation, harbored the dream of being a rock star. It is only my lack of vocal skills and talent that led my voice to writing. But I still dream.


As a man of words, I have thought long and well on which ones should be carved into the granite upon my passing. What wisdom could posterity hold in such brevity? I instructed them to simply carve “Who knew?”.


I certainly think that learning a second language as a requirement in school, opened my eyes to language as an art. From the fluid and beautiful Romance languages to the rolls and rasp of the Hispanic tongue. From the guttural halt of the Germanic to the roundness and poetry of Arabic. Poetry, for me, became more about the music than the message.


It takes great bravery to look within ourselves and admit to the good and bad we find. Greater yet to document it in writing. But writers have always held a mirror to humanity and forced us to look. Language is a catalyst of change.


The pen is mightier than the sword because they are both measured by what they leave behind.


Alpine climbers bind themselves together with rope. This way any unfortunate individual misstep is secured by the person above and below. Where shared fate requires a team mentality. We should think this way when off the mountain too.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
15 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits”
  1. beth says:

    great note about the ‘music’ of poetry – I so agree

  2. Poetry is like H2O, it can be solid, gaseous or liquid, as it can be words, notes or colours. Brilliant thoughts Brad, lovely and I’ve quite enjoyed it! Cheers.

  3. OK, I will write something: The pen/sword item is brilliant.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    it takes a team to climb a mountain…

    and I had the same dream of being a rock star; is it a problem if I still do? 🙂

    and do you still speak a foreign language or two?

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    The fourth tidbit hit home for me. Writing about the areas we’d like to improve on as people can be cathartic and help us realize what we need to do to achieve those goals.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This was a great post Brad. Wow- full of good stuff. My favorite was this truth

    “It takes great bravery to look within ourselves and admit to the good and bad we find. Greater yet to document it in writing. But writers have always held a mirror to humanity and forced us to look. Language is a catalyst of change.”

    I was once on a contract job in Seattle and the company’s owner and CEO dared us to write our personal faults, weaknesses or shortcomings. I filled up two pages of itemized lines. I think I surprised him. I loved what you said about rock climbing too.

    Sending you my hugs, love and prayers. 🤗❤️💕🦋🙏Jonikins

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