Friday, September 28, 2007

i'm 50!

today marks the 50th blog here at the quirky writer.

it's time for a change of format. every other day or so, i'll have an odd or little-known or fascinating fact. that fact will be backed up by a primary source to add to its credibility. maybe i'll have more--who knows?

the hope is that with a factual nugget you can create an article, story or maybe even a book. inspiration comes from the strangest places.

see you soon...

Monday, September 24, 2007

not today...

autumn was to have started (officially) yesterday. and yet the northwest is still having hot weather. east coast is just as summery and the south and midwest are fighting the heat.

there are times when things arrive and you say, no not today. even Kissinger once remarked: i can't have a crisis today, there's no room on my schedule. he knew the futility however of trying to say no to fate.

but not everything has to happen to today. bad news can wait, for one more day.

Monday, September 17, 2007

are you ready?

gifts are being handed to you daily. opportunities are at your door. do not be afraid. do not look the gift horse in the mouth. jump in, take the risk. make the call, send the e-mail.

there's nothing like today--don't waste it.

you see it's not so much about you, but about who you will inspire. someone needs to read your story. someone needs to know they are not alone. they need to see that you've made an effort. they need to know that someone cares.

if you wait, the person who you are fated to meet may give up and move on. the very best friend you may never know, may be ready for you. are you ready for them?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

we will never forget

for 9/11 friends and families--a wise woman said: "we can never get over the grief, only learn to live along side of it."

we're here.
we're learning.
we miss you.

Monday, September 3, 2007

thought for the day...

there are two words that catch our attention--death and sex. they cause emotional and visceral reactions. both are a part of life. one is the end, the other is the beginning. we schould treat each as such, rather than being fascinated by the macabre and the scandal they cause.

in the U.S. alone, 100 people die daily in traffic accidents, 269 will die in hospitals and about 50 people will die today of a drug overdose.

but today 291,000 new people will be born. there is no garauntee they will outlive those of us who exist now. but contrary to popular belief, even though we are having more sex than ever--the world is replacing its population at a very slow pace. fewer children are being born and live past their 5th birthday; wars, famine and disease are finally catching up.

who is going to take your place when you leave this world? no one can take your place completely or fill your shoes the can only pick up where you have left off.