Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, a gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation, others in a person. I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished by millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history. As a result, there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every person, on the foundation of his or her own sufferings and joys, builds for all. ~ Albert Camus”
—Hope in a Dark Time: Reflections on Humanity's Future, edited by David Krieger
I am a writer and poet, editor and writer's coach based in Bellingham, Washington State. I have poems published or forthcoming in Platte Valley Review, American Society: What Poets See (an anthology), Caesura, Haibun Today, Generations of Poetry, bottle...
Causes Andrew McBride Supports
Heifer International; SmileTrain; Doctors Without Borders; Southern Law Poverty Center; Natural Resources Defense Council
Andrew’s Favorite Books
The Things They Carried, Song of the Exile, Unaccustomed Earth, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Summer Guest, About...