Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968


martin-luther-king-jr1Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

A Time to Break the Silence
April 4, 1967

Weekend Edition – Blissfully Immature plus Writing Tips and Good Reads

Great advice.

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I won’t grow up.

peter pan shadowThough Father Time tells me I’m, as they say, “over the hill,” I decided long ago that I would never be a grown up … not entirely, at least. Though the years stack up against my intention, I’m not afraid. “Young at heart” is something no clock or calendar can steal from you. That is all I want – not changeless beauty or undying vitality, but only to be forever possessed of a pliable and open mind, a mind that can see and believe in magic, a mind that perceives truth instead of accepting assumptions.

I recently listened to another episode of The James Altucher Show via podcast. The guest this time was Stephen Dubner, co-author with Steven D. Levitt of the New York Times bestseller, Freakonomics. The duo’s latest book, Think Like a Freak was the subject of the Althucher interview which included some…

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Sunday Photo Blog: Aphorism

This is the first of about 60 photos I took yesterday just for the blogs. Most are better than this one. I still haven’t run through all my flower photos, and the flowers are really just getting started for the year here. I think I’m far enough ahead now to start the Sunday photo feature back up here.


Image © Gene’O, 2014. Free to use with credit and a link.

This was an idea I had when I started this blog. I thought it was a good idea because it’s an easy way to do let people know I’m around, and bloggers really shouldn’t be posting their best written work on weekends. I didn’t have the time to build up enough original images to make it work in the beginning, but now I have done that. 🙂

Here’s a question. Diana has started doing a feature called “If We Were Having Coffee” at Part Time Monster. It’s not her original idea. It’s apparently a thing that bloggers do on Saturdays. I’m going to start doing it at some point. I could post it at Sourcerer, but I already have a Saturday feature over there (“Weekend Music” is moving to Saturdays to make room for “Follow Fridays on the Blog”), and I can always do a photo blog on Saturday afternoons. Is “If We Were Having Coffee” something you’d be interested in reading here?

Since this is my personal blog as well as my writing blog, it seems like a good fit. I’m still pondering, and probably won’t get it rolling for a couple of weeks, but I’d appreciate your opinion.