Category Archives: thursday thought

Thursday Thought: On Daughters

Thou art thy mother’s looking-glass, and she in thee recalls the lovely April of her prime.
– William Shakespeare


Thursday Thought: Charles Bukowski

…it’s not the large things that send a man to the madhouse. death he’s ready for, or murder, incest, robbery, fire, flood… no, it’s the continuing series of small tragedies that send a man to the madhouse… not the death of his love but a shoelace that snaps with no time left …

From the Shoelace
by Charles Bukowski



Thursday Thought: First Drafts


Thursday Thought: Anais Nin


You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing.


Thou art fair, and at thy birth, dear boy, Nature and Fortune join’d to make thee great.
– William Shakespeare, KING JOHN, Act III, Scene I


Thursday Thought

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein


Exactly What Hemingway Said


The first draft of anything is shit.
― Ernest Hemingway

(It’s good to know that Papa would say my WIP is exactly what it should be at this point.)

Thursday Thought: Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you …

Rudyard Kipling.

Not easy. Not at all.

Thursday Thought: Fishes, Trees, and the FCAT

As we here in Florida education system are in the thick of standardized testing season:

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid – Albert Einstein


Thursday Thought: Nora Ephron


“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim
.” — Nora Ephron