Archive for February, 2014

Today’s Quote:  “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

Today’s Word:  Sartorial adj. Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress. “Sartorial taste; “Sartorial elegance.”

Random Thought: If all is not lost … then where is it?


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Today’s Quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

Today’s Word: Circumspect adj Wary and unwilling to take risks. “His circumspect approach to investing.”

Random Thought: I finally get my head together, now my body is falling apart…

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Today’s Quote: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”– Edith Wharton

Today’s Word:  Apocryphal adj. Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. “Apocryphal stories dating from Hollywood’s golden age.”

Random Thought:  Dear Karma, I have a list of people you missed…


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Today’s Quote: “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.”– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Today’s Word: Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.”

Random Thought: Nothing messes up your Friday like realizing its only Tuesday…

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Today’s Quote: “Noble deeds that are concealed are the most esteemed.” – Blaise Pascal

Today’s Word: Glower v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.”

Random Thought: It seems like I should generate some respect, I received all of my formal education without Google…

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Today’s Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Today’s Word: Misogynous; Misogyny; Misogynistic adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. “Police believe it was a misogynous assault.”

Random Thought: I wonder if clouds look down on us and say, “Hey look, that one is shaped like an idiot”…

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Today’s Quote: “When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Today’s Word: Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I would just like to say to a cashier when they ask “will that be all for you?”  No I’d like all this invisible stuff too…


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Today’s Quote: “Ideas shape the course of history.” – John Maynard Keynes

Today’s Word: Conflate v. Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one. “Their ideas were conflated in ways that were not helpful.”

Random Thought: Have you ever had one of those days when your brain gives you the silent treatment?


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Today’s Quote: “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” – Bonnie Prudden

Today’s Word: Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Random Thought: Of the many things that I’ve learned in life, probably the most important is…I still have a lot to learn…

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Today’s Quote:”Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” – William Saroyan

Today’s Word: Sartorial adj. Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress. “Sartorial taste; “sartorial elegance.”

Random Thought: I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way that they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights…

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