Writing

Who is your presidential candidate?

“Snoopy for President”

Snoopy for President

Based on what I have seen, heard and read so far we might be better off with man’s best friend in the White House. I say let the campaign begin now!
  • The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. ~M.K. Clinton
  • The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. ~Johnny Depp
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. ~Emily Dickinson
  • What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~Andy Rooney 

Share your favorite quote or memory of dogs in the comments, I would love to hear it! (I created the above collage picture using PicMonkey, a free on-line photo editing site.)

Poetry

Are you ‘Riding a Carousel Horse’?

Carousel HorsesCarousel horses go up and down.
Carousel horses are lost,
never to be found.

Carousel horses go round and round.

Horses, in powerful beauty.
Horses, in gentle strength and mercy.
Horses, in love ever truly.

Are you riding a carousel horse?
Just going up and down,
round and round.

A carousel horse will never,
ever, veer from its course.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Adventure

The End of Summer Fun!?

Roy Pioneer Rodeo – September 2015

Two short videos from the Roy Pioneer Rodeo in Roy, Washington over Labor Day Weekend here in the Pacific Northwest.  The video above was edited by me using the smart phone app Magisto. The video below was compiled by Google photos from my video collection.

Do you have a favorite? We enjoyed a great afternoon at the rodeo as summer starts to wane into autumn. What fun have you had lately?

“Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be.
But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.” ~Lane Frost

“If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin’ long enough.”

Life, Poetry

Child, You Must Start Somewhere

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Child,
you must start somewhere.
Or you’ll never go anywhere.

Child,
take a step and follow your own star.

Child,
you must start somewhere.
Your dreams are out there somewhere.

Child,
feel your fear and chase your own star.

Child,
you must start somewhere.
If not it will leave you nowhere.

Child,
know you are strong and reach for your own star.

Child,
you must start somewhere.
If you do not nowhere becomes your somewhere.

Child,
you are loved and made to reach the stars.

Child,
you must start somewhere.
If you hope to go anywhere.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

I wrote this from the simple line ‘Child, you must start somewhere’ as a fun sorta Dr. Seuss like, encouragement to my young daughter. After writing I had the realization and belief that this is how God feels about us as His own children. So, where are you going to start? I’d love to hear about it!