Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Remember to load your brain before you shoot your mouth off." —Unknown

Sounds like some western wisdom to me, and although it's appropriate for writers (and everyone else) I thought the amping political climate could use an injection of humor. Wry, but humor.

It's all better with friends.


  1. There is a vehicle version of that phrase that begins: "Be sure brain is in gear..." Wise words for most situations. I have to remove my hands from the keyboard sometimes and remind myself that I'm not going to change anyone's mind even I post a heated version of truth as I see it. That said...I doubt anyone who friends me on FB has much doubt about how I feel.

    1. I love passion. In fact, when I write, I have to work hard not to write OTT (Over The Top). Even passion that doesn't agree with my passion is a good thing. As long as we can walk into the disagreement with respect and leave it the same way. Unfortunately that rarely happens these days.

      As far as you and I are concerned... I think we're pretty much passionate along the same lines.

    2. Spiders might be the exception. :-) It's unfortunate that some folks don't understand the difference between disagreement and personal attack. Sometimes I don't much like the world. Remember Charlie Brown? I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.

    3. People can be frustrating, no doubt about it. I choose to try and embrace our differences rather than become irritated because of them. It's not easy. Not ever. And often I fail.

      If I ever sense I have the actual opportunity to lead by example (that disagreement vs personal attack thing) I take it. Often, it works.