Author Archives: Malcolm W. Campbell

About Malcolm W. Campbell

Husband. Father. Teacher. Writer. Wanderer.

Lao-tzu says…

From the Tao te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell in 1988. 16 Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return. Each separate being in the universe returns to … Continue reading

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A Eulogy for Our Father

For George Worth Campbell, Jr. August 27, 1940 – September 3, 2018 Memorial Service: September 7, 2018 Thank you for being here to celebrate our Dad’s life. It’s surreal to Duncan and me that we’re paying tribute to our father … Continue reading

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William Stafford’s Take

The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to … Continue reading

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A clever list…

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Island transportation

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A Buddhist In Sight

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Do your work, then step back.

After seven years working summers and spring breaks, I’ve completed my first novel, Light from the Mainland. I’m grateful to be done, pleased with my effort, and confident that the novel will find a home somewhere and at some point. The … Continue reading

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One Reason I Teach

Recently, a UNCC film producer contacted me by email to share that a former student had mentioned me in comments and to ask if I’d be willing to let them film in my classroom for 10 minutes. I was flattered … Continue reading

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Fifty Smacks Me Upside the Head

In a post published in April 2017, “O’Yonder,” and in previous posts, I shared that I’ve been thinking quite a bit about time and age lately. Explicit or not in earlier blog entries, hopeful belief that I’m still young underlies … Continue reading

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Do not fear

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” Frederick Buechner (1926 – present): writer, philosopher, theologian

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