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About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."

National Hamburger Day!

Pick a burger, any burger… fresh or frozen. Today is the day to dig in! Choose your favorite, be it a basic burger or the cheesiest possible. Perhaps you like some of the nation’s regional flavor twists or a simple … Continue reading

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Be Astounding!

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor & businessman

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National Paper Airplane Day

Fly! Fly! Fly! Every May 26th comes this simple day of fanciful fun for children and adults. If you like folding your own paper airplanes, you may know the whimsical term “aerogami,” a nod to origami, the Japanese art of … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

“Master the perception principle.  Learn to know yourself.  Know the real person deep within you.” — Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) American Protestant clergyman and author from his best-selling book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” (Photo by Katrina Wright)

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Fanaticism

  “A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” — Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman, soldier & author; former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom From an article in the “New York Times,” July … Continue reading

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But I Protest!

  “One man’s civil disobedience may be another man’s riot. One man’s riot may be another man’s civil disobedience. Our definition tends to vary based on which side of a protest we stand.” — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover … Continue reading

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National Strawberry Month

Very little rivals the nutritious scrumptiousness of a freshly picked strawberry! Raw or cooked, they are simply yummy! By request, I just made a strawberry-rhubarb pie for hubby… a favorite of his. (He actually wanted it for Christmas, but I … Continue reading

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Vision and Value

“Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears.” — Stedman Graham (1951 –  ) American educator, author, and businessman (Image by Gerd Altmann)

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National Date Your Mate Month

Okay! It’s Friday… Date Night! For us that has often meant a trip to Home Depot, where we find ourselves so often, the staff calls us by our first names. We can do better for a Date Night…. For example, … Continue reading

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Journey Onward

“Before you can be creative, you must be courageous. Creativity is the destination, but courage is the journey.” — Joey Reiman (1953 – ) American businessman; Chairman, Brand New World Studios, NYC   (Photo by Camilo Goes)

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Bull!

  “Adding more bull to bull yields bigger bull.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin in “The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts,” 2017

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Yay for Differing Opinions

“Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me.” — Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972) 33rd President of the United States   I simply think that one thing that is worse than … Continue reading

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National Mimosa Day

This is a day to celebrate brunch’s favorite adult beverage… a simple drink made from equal parts of champagne and orange juice. While variations abound, it was named “Mimosa” as the color closely resembles the flowers of the plant bearing … Continue reading

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Confidence

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere.  It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” — Roger Staubach (1942 –  ) American football player

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Welcome a New Day

  “Begin each day with a fresh breath of air and a renewed attitude of positive possibilities.” — Cathy Burnham Martin – American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie   (Photo by Joel Henry)

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Ability

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) American poet (Image by Gerd Altmann)

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Think!

  “We are all role models. Our only choice is to be a good or bad one.” — Cathy Burnham Martin – American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie   That is a theme that I’ve used for dozens of … Continue reading

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Success!

  “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman, soldier & writer; former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (photo by Brett Jordan)

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National Shrimp Day

Okayyyyyyy! Go for the oxymoron and enjoy some crispy, cold jumbo shrimp cocktail with a zesty horseradish dipping sauce. Or simply grill some beauties in garlic butter and sprinkle with some favorite herbs. For extreme decadence, bake some colossal shrimp … Continue reading

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Potential

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) German playwright, poet, and statesman (Photo by Tumisu)

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This is the day of days to celebrate Super Mom’s everywhere. We likely all know or have known mothers, step-moms, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mothers-in-law, and mothers-to-be. Every day, but today especially, is an opportunity to respect, honor, and say, “Thank you” … Continue reading

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Fly, Baby, Fly

“Fences are made for those who cannot fly.” — Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American writer, publisher & philosopher Editor & founder of Roycroft Press Note: He and his wife died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German … Continue reading

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International Civility Awareness Month

The designation is meant to raise awareness of the decline of civility around the world. Hmmm…. Who among us was thinking, as a society, we’re not dealing with declining civility? (Photo by John Hain)   A website called CivilityExperts.com suggests … Continue reading

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Education versus Indoctrination

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright, critic, and political activist

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A Legend in her own Mind–LOL

“I’m bound to be a famous writer… decades after I’m gone.” — Cathy Burnham Martin, American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie Laughingly responding to a question from host Liz Gabert on BCTV’s “Life with Liz and Beyond”, September 14, … Continue reading

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Life Is a Miracle!

“Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.” — David Ben-Gurion (1886 – 1973) Former Prime Minister of Israel (Photo by David Zawila)

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Have Confidence

  “The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery, and tenacity.” — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian lawyer, spiritual & political leader, and nonviolent resistance advocate

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National Pet Week

“Humans need a lot of reinforcement… loving, gentle encouragement.” — Bandit Martin (beloved dog and author)   Because this is National Pet Week, I thought you might like hearing some wise words from a pet. Our little Bandit (initially Mom … Continue reading

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National Oatmeal Cookie Day & National Raisin Day

What better way to celebrate both these days than with a warm, chewy oatmeal raisin cookie! So, here is my 1980 spin on my mother’s classic 1950s Oatmeal Icebox Cookies. Primarily, I used less sugar and more nuts and fruit. … Continue reading

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Creativity

  “Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.” — Epictetus (c50-135AD) Greek philosopher (Photo by Matthieu Comoy)

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National Superheroes Day

I am blessed with one of the all-time best Mothers in or out of this world. She is my superhero. In a humble tribute to her, I wrote and released a special book on June 25, 2020, the day she … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth Day

  “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth (1895-1948) American Major League Baseball player (1914-1935) April 27th is celebrated in ballparks throughout the United States and Japan as “Babe Ruth Day” in honor … Continue reading

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Point of View

“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American social activist & First Lady (1933-1945); Ambassador to United Nations   Featured in: “Healthy Thinking Habits: 7 Attitude Skills Simplified” 2015 “A Healthier … Continue reading

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Teamwork!

  “Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.” — Casey Stengel (1890 – 1975) American Major League Baseball player & manager; Baseball Hall of Fame, 1966 May we always feel and express humility and … Continue reading

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Big and Little Thinkers

  “‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” — Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English-born American political activist, philosopher & revolutionary   (Photo … Continue reading

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National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

  “Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest.” — “King Lear” – Act 1, Scene 4 By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, playwright, and actor So, hey you! Er, uh.. I mean, … Continue reading

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Stand Against Aggression!

  “If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929 – 1968) American Baptist minister & civil rights activist Delivered in an address at the 1963 Great March … Continue reading

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Ribbit!

  “We are born princes, and the civilizing process makes us frogs.” — Dr. Eric Berne (1910-1970) Canadian psychiatrist known for developing the theory of Transactional Analysis This just happens to be National Bullfrogs Are Beautiful Day. (Photo by Jill … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

“Whenever we feel like giving up, we must commit ourselves to finding a better attitude, developing new skills, and working harder.” — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie (Photo by Aziz Acharki)

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Hope Lives!

“Hope is the dream of the soul awake.” – French proverb   (Photo by Marc Olivier Jodoin)

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