Archive for February, 2014

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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Today’s Quote:  “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

Today’s Word: Epicene adj. Having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex. “Clothing fashions are becoming increasingly epicene.”

Random Thought: Have you ever noticed that the trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out as fun?

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Today’s Quote: “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word:  Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

Random Thought: A little known diet tip: If you eat it in the car before you get it home, it never existed…


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Today’s Quote: “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

Today’s Word: Bolshie; Bolshiness adj. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or left-wing. Deliberately combative or uncooperative: “The driver maintained a bolshie attitude before his arrest.”

Random Thought: For some strange reason whenever I lock my car, I press the key pad twice to hear two beeps…I guess to let all nearby car thieves know that I mean business…

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Today’s Quote: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Today’s Word: Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

Random Thought: One of the most difficult parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder… but as I’ve grow older, I’ve tended to try harder, because I refuse to let my age be the determining factor…

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