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Archive for May, 2017

Today’s Quote:“The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.” – Eric Hoffer

Today’s Word: Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

Random Thought: Somewhere an elderly person reads a book on how to use the internet, while a young person Googles “how to read a book”…

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Today’s Quote: Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

Today’s Word: Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long, arduous, and exhausting war.”

Random Thought: One way to determine if you are old is to fall down in front of a lot of people.  If they laugh. you’re still young.  If they panic and start running to you, you’re old….

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Today’s Quote: “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today’s Word: Demonstrative adj. Tending to show feelings, especially the open expression of emotion. “A demonstrative argument.”

Random Thought: Have you noticed since everyone has the capability to video record with their phone that UFO videos are no longer prevalent?

 

 

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Today ’s Quote: “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”

Random Thought: Seriously, people talk about today’s generation as though they had nothing to do with it…

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Today’s Quote: ” If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living. ” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Duplicitous adj. Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. “They warned him not to trust the duplicitous telemarketer.”

Random Thought:  Day #1 of retirement. So far, so good…but then again, it’s only 6:37 a.m….

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oday’s Quote: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill

Today’s Word: Gothic adj. 1. Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2. Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent.

Random Thought: Do you ever find yourself saying, “He seems normal”…

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Today’s Quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Random Thought: It appears that in today’s world a well-educated mind is defined by one’s expertise with Google and YouTube…

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