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Aphorism Challenge – Week 5

With slight delay, here’s this weeks Aphorism Challenge.  With spring break and sxsw growing ever closer, crunch time is starting for most of my classes.  I’ll post when I can.  Without further ado, here’s the aphorism I picked for the past week.

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Life is like an apple.  Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s sour.  But at the end of the day, you can’t resist taking a bite.
– Stephen Recker


Aphorism Challenge – Week 4

Another aphorism to share today. I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I’ve been reading a new book of poetry I recently received by James Tate, Ghost Soldiers. It’s not the typical type of poetry I tend to enjoy, but it has really been making me chuckle as I’ve read it. Other than that, I’ve been reading more Tony Hoagland and just started a book by William Stafford: Writing the Australian Crawl. I will most undoubtedly be quoting from that book/referring to it in my Honors Thesis updates. Anyways, enjoy the aphorism:

Friendship can be lost at the drop of a hat, but it’s a lot harder to pick back up.
– Stephen Recker

Aphorism Challenge – Week 3

Another week, another aphorism.  Just as an update, I will not be having a review of a poetry book up this Tuesday.  That’s going to have to become an every other week venture.  I will have some kind of other post up though, so don’t go worrying I won’t have an update.  Anyways, without further delay, here’s this week’s aphorism:

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Having a crush on someone is like having a cold.  You’re uncomfortable throughout the day, you have trouble sleeping, and it’s really hard to focus.
– Stephen Recker

Aphorism Challenge – Week 2

So another week of morning aphorisms and I managed to write down at least one that I felt worthy enough to share with the world.  I am hoping to remain more on schedule this next week, but I do have a number of assignments to work on so I’ll try to keep optimistic.

I trust everyone out there has had a wonderful weekend and maybe this brief poem will help you kick off the next week.

Photo courtesy of Cory Hahn

You can’t always look both ways before crossing the street.  Sometimes you’ve got to just cross your fingers and hope for the best.
– Stephen Recker

Aphorism Challenge – Week 1

So I’ve been writing an aphorism every morning now for a week.  From what I’ve written so far I feel optimistic for it helping with my habit of writing down now.  Anyway, here’s my favorite one from the week:

Photo courtesy of Cory Hahn

Reading a good book is like a summer fling.  It’s hard to slow down, and it’s over before you know it.
– Stephen Recker

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