Archive for February, 2015

Today’s Quote: “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” — Zane Grey

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: Why has “Busy” become a of badge of honor or sign of importance…what it tells me is that there is difficulty setting priorities, delegating and saying no without feeling guilty. There’s probably other reasons, but I’m too busy and have lots to do today…


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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: So whatever happen to all the talk about the Polar Vortex?   Now all the media talk is about dangerous wind chill, and frigid cold…

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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: Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

Random Thought: It was so cold this morning that when I turned the shower on I truly expected to see tiny ice cubes…

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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: There’s nothing quite as painful as suppressing a much needed eye roll…

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Today’s Quote: “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

Today’s Word: Ghoulish n. Suggesting the horror of death and decay; morbid or disgusting. “The ghoulish figure had no distinctive features.”

Random Thought: So why is Chopsticks one of the easiest songs to play on the piano, but the hardest thing to eat with?

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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: So, why is it we have the weight of the world on our shoulders but have to get it off our chests?

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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: It’s so cold that…Starbucks is serving coffee on a stick!

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