Not for lack of trying
Gatekeeping CFPs is the most ridiculous thing….
Drawn-Beyond-Reality aka Maria Nguyen aka Duong Thuy Nguyen (based Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) - Amongst Friends aka Camouflage, 2014 Drawings
[How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog – To tell one’s name – the livelong June – To an admiring Bog!]
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I’ll choke you with the same hand I fed you with.
You never need to apologize
for how you chose to survive.
'Carpe diem' doesn't mean seize the day - it means something gentler and more sensible. 'Carpe diem' means pluck the day. Carpe, pluck. Seize the day would be 'cape diem,' if my school Latin serves … What Horace had in mind was that you should gently pull on the day's stem, as if it were, say, a wildflower or an olive, holding it with all the practiced care of your thumb and the side of your figure, which knows how to not crush easily crushed things … Pluck the cranberry or blueberry of the day tenderly free without damaging it, is what Horace meant - pick the day, harvest the day, reap the day, mow the day, forage the day. Don't freaking grab the day in your fist like a burger at a fairground and take a big chomping bite out of it.
Tomorrow is the day
All summer long I’ve threatened to do a book review.
If you publish ISI, but no one cites your work, it’s like the tree and the forest, right?
Since when is innovative an oxymoron… Alert the thesaurus
When they say “bring something innovative to the field”, I take that literally… not metaphorically.