Archive for September, 2017

Today’s Quote: “Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Today’s Word: Euphemism n. A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Random Thought: Maybe if we told people the brain was an app they would start using it…


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Today’s Quote: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Today’s Word: Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Random Thought: These days I seem to spend about 90% of my days shouting ‘what?’ from another room…

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Today’s Quote:”Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy.”
– Deborah Day

Today’s Quote: Bucolic (bu·col·ic) adj. Of or relating to the pleasant aspects of country life. “He retired to a more bucolic life on his farm.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I just want to say to some people, “You’re right, let’s do this the dumbest way possible because it’s easier for you”…

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Today’s Quote: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

Today’s Word: Furtive adj. 1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “A furtive kiss.” 2. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious. “A furtive attempt to take control of the business.”

Random Thought: Why does mineral water that has streamed through the mountains for centuries have to be sold by a certain date?

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Today’s Quote: “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

Today’s Word: Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

Random Thought: Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace…


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Today’s Quote: “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Today’s Word: Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard.”

Random Thought: I’ve discovered through the years that a couple of small steps are better than one giant leap…


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Today’s Quote: “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”
– Oliver Goldsmith

Today’s Word: Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Random Thought: So what disease did ‘cured ham’ actually have?

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