thinkerHere are some thoughts and sayings I posted on Twitter and/or Facebook in April. To my knowledge, I made these up (for better or for worse). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the write!


Encouraging Words

1. When I was younger, I had health and time but no money. As an adult, I have health and money but no time. When I’m old, I will have money and time but not health.

2. I have 24 hours, 2 hands, and 1 brain at my disposal every day. That’s a lot to manage at the same time.

3. Coercion will get you anywhere. Of course, you may not like where it takes you.

4. Success blossoms when others cultivate it.

5. It’s easy to pretend that everything is roses, but it’s hard to hide the wounds when the thorns cut deep.


Twisted Words

6. I’m so plugged in that my feet are in the holes and my head’s in the ground.

7. Inspiration is like lightning. Once it strikes, it quickly bolts.

8. Divided, we Fall. United, we Spring.

9. Why are football (soccer) clubs united? Why can’t one be divided?

10. Someone told me my singing is so cheesy that it sounds nothing like that famous opera singer Pepperoni.



In Its Own Write

11. Writing: The ability to put something back on the page where it belongs.

12. “Write” is a combination of “rite” and “wit.” To do it well takes discipline and whim.

13. Forcing a writer to become a plotter is de-pantsing.



Holidays & Events

14. This year’s April Fool’s Day is now on Friday, the 13th of April, so that you can make people look like fools and give them bad luck.

15. Easter is in April. When is Wester?

16. Completing the monstrous IRS Form 1040 to file U.S. taxes is a reminder why those who file in the Cayman Islands or the Bahamas do.

17. There’s been some kind of mix up. The taxman showed up on my deathbed, and I cheated the Grim Reaper.



Random Musings

18. Today is a good day. I woke up, got the kids off to school, made some coffee, and am now sitting down to work with no interruptions. *knock, knock* Oh, sorry, be right back. Someone’s at the door.

19. I can’t decide who’s tougher — the Iron Lady or Iron Man.

20. Waiting in traffic for a dignitary to pass is such a royal pain.

21. Nothing is hot; everything is hot. All deadlines are imposed.

22. Have gum, will travel. Except to Singapore.

23.  Good night to all, and to all night good.


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Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. May 7, 2012    

    Interesting !!!

  2. May 7, 2012    

    What makes you and Lada so different from others… Think you both are Real and share real happenings. Not artificial writer only writing and writing to get AWARDS…. Originality and Life exist in writing of you both Sir.. Regards Sir and Regards to Madam Lada. I am proud that I reblog articles of you both..

  3. May 7, 2012    

    Reblogged this on pranjalborthakur.

  4. May 7, 2012    

    Cool compilation, Mike! Cheers!

  5. May 7, 2012    

    loved d 5th one..

    • KG Arndell's Gravatar KG Arndell
      May 8, 2012    

      I agree with pranjalbor. You seem to be a down-to-earth guy to me. Truth in a world so abundant with BS. Thanks, man.

      • May 10, 2012    

        Thank you Sir… Accept my regards. Lada and Mike both are Natural writer.. Life exist in their writings.

  6. May 9, 2012    

    Great stuff! Love #s 8 and 13. (Sure you’re shocked! ;-)) Pants are overrated! Plants, though… Who knew I had a green thumb??

  7. mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
    May 10, 2012    

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments! I’m glad you like them. August, you’ll remember the “pantsing” one from the laugh we shared over pantsing vs. plotting. Pranjal and KG, I appreciate the kind words. I try to be real. As writers, we all need to do some marketing and self-promotion, but sometimes social media can obscure who we really are. A true online persona should reflect the real person behind the keyboard.

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