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Today’s Quote: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

Today’s Word: Atrocious adj. Horrifyingly wicked: “Atrocious cruelties.” Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “Atrocious weather.”

Random Thought: Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?

Today’s Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

Today’s Word: Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal.

Random Thought: So, if I ran at the speed of sound, could I still hear my iPod?

Today’s Quote:”Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Paradox n. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. An opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion, but may be factual.

Random Thought: So a thought occurred to me, what would happen if the Burger King and the Dairy Queen married?

 

Today’s Quote: “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Superfluous adj. Unnecessary, being beyond what is required or sufficient. “The repeated warnings were superfluous.” “Superfluous details.”

Random Thought: As an old guy I’ve learned not to confuse a lack of knowing everything, with possessing wisdom…

Today’s Quote: “Joy and hope are never separate. I have never met a hopeful person who was depressed or a joyful person who had lost hope…It is important to become aware that at every moment of our life we have the opportunity to choose joy. It is in the choice that our true freedom lies, and that freedom is, in the final analysis, the freedom to love.” — Henri Nouwen

Today’s Word: Lascivious adj. Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire. “He gave her a lascivious wink.” Inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd.

Random Thought: I view all information as useful…one never knows when you might try out to be a contestant on Jeopardy…

Today’s Quote: “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller

Today’s Word: Masticate v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.”

Random Thought: The nice thing about an egoists is that they don’t talk about other people…

Today’s Quote: “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather

Today’s Word: Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”

Random Thought: Who made the decision that “lake” should come first when referring to lakes: (Lake Michigan) and “river” should come second when referring to rivers: (Mississippi River)?

 

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