Matthew Frederick | Seattle Writer/Blogger

Inspirational Perspective on Life, Love, and Self Mastery

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Beliefs and Character Differences Should Not be Divisive

You and I are connected in ways beyond our comprehension.

Beautifully mysterious, isn’t it?

I think it is.

In fact, you and I are working together subconsciously — all the time.

What that work is — I don’t know…

I do feel we have a common purpose, though.

Sometimes I wish I could explain it or, at least, understand it. It would make things easier, wouldn’t it? Maybe?

But, as you and I both know — we aren’t meant to fully understand it. Not yet…

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Love, Creative Disciplines, Support, and Perfection

Do Your Friends and Family Encourage You in the Pursuit of Your Passions / Talents?

There was a time when this bothered me – the fact that some of my closest family and friends didn’t read or acknowledge my work, comment on or acknowledge my art, or check out my acoustic guitar stuff on YouTube


I’ll be honest, I was a little bummed that post after post to my blog, nearly every sketch I shared on Instagram, or music to YouTube – there was feedback, for sure…just not from the people I was closest to…and I wanted their opinions.


I truly wanted them to read my work or check out my newly discovered ability to draw. I suppose it mostly stemmed from wanting them to be proud of me and my work. Perhaps it would inspire them, as well. 

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2017: Growth Through Change and a Revived Spirit

Essential Steps to Remember When You Lose Your Focus

The most essential steps to remember when your creative focus isn’t aligned with your intentions:

  • Remember Your “Why”
  • Act when inspiration peeks in – regardless of what your emotions tell you.
  • Be relentless with it

I use the phrase “peeks in” literally here. In other words –
If you’ve lost the drive or focus on your work. This could be anything from your entrepreneurial career to a passionate hobby. Either way, it’s the same. These obstacles and hurdles are part of the growth process.

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Focus on Self-Mastery to Creatively Communicate your Art.

Photo by John Te

Can the result of a creative endeavor be significantly impacted based on the  surroundings of the creative? I ask this because I often question if I am receiving the energy of others nearby and inadvertently crossing our waves.

I do feel most at ease when I write in silence – alone.

Writers, artists, painters, dancers, sculptors, musicians, and so on have this to some degree. In fact, I believe even those who aren’t creating within the physical realm have this. We are all creative by nature. We are gifted these flesh-covered transportation systems with the same tools in the trunk.

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CoDe SaIn – The Writing Journal Journey






Once upon a time on a dark and stormy night – I ponder, for hours, on how I can start a post about these 4 key elements.
Then it dawns on me — “Look in your private journal!”
I jump up and run to my desk. I sit down in my chair, scan the desk, and it occurs to me that I don’t even have a private journal.

That instant reaction to check something that I didn’t own at the time was a clear indication — It was time for a change.

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Unsettled Science of Vaccines and Their Potential Link to Autism – Do We Know the Truth?

I Am Not Anti-Vaccine.
I do not believe vaccines cause autism

I do believe more research is required before we dismiss them into the darkness.

I am a reasonable guy – asking questions.
I am also the Father of a handsome little man that received an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis in 2008 – at age 2 and a half. He’s now 11.

If you’re pro-vaccine and believe science has proven their safety – please read on – I come to you from a place of love and have humanity’s best interest at heart.

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I am Awake as the Puget Sound Sleeps – Always.

But I’m not the only one

As usual, the Puget Sound sleeps while I sit, and mentally pace, wide-eyed at my desk.

This evening, I found myself attempting to organize projects that are halfway complete or barely started.  Most are  files on my laptop that I toss around like my laundry – as I throw them in random folders, straight to the desktop, or in one of eight folders that are named “writing” in some form. Such as

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Re:discovered – The Puzzle is Elementary

I stand silently in my make-shift office. I kick off my old, beige slippers  and place both hands on top of my head as I release a long, whisper-like, sigh.

As I stand there – I scan my office. I see dozens of books that I either started and didn’t finish – or should have started. I see clothes draped over a guitar amplifier. I see my gaming headphones resting on top of my sketchbooks.

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Life – the Great Professor.

Photo by John Te.

Photo by John Te.

What have I learned so far?

  • Stretch often, work hard, but always play harder than you work.
  • Life is strange – as it should be. Embrace that mystery.
  • At any given moment – life is playing beautiful music. Don’t forget to dance with the present note.
  • Your experience is the only one that matters. Do not lose sight of this.
  • Remember this: regardless of how much time you spend on making those important decisions in life – in the end, a snap judgment is made in the moment.


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My Mom – the 17th year

Janet Marie and Matthew Frederick. September 1980.

Janet Marie

Every day, as the sun lights up my side of this rock, at least one thought of you passes through my endless stream of thoughts, until eventually the sun sets over the horizon to give life to the other side – and the process starts again.

It’s foolproof. Infallible. An impeccable cosmic mystery – yet flooded with intention.

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