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Today’s Quote, Word, and Random Thought: October 31, 2017

Today’s Quote: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

Today’s Word: Lugubrious adj. Looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful. “The lugubrious country song reminded her of an ex-boyfriend.”

Random Thought: A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory…

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Today’s Quote: “The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.”– Unknown

Today’s Word: Auspices n.pl. 1. With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: “Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.”

Random Thought: Seriously, as I grow older I keep reminding people that I still have a full deck….I just shuffle slower…

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This is another great Jesse Stone mystery read as author Reed Farrel Coleman continues with Robert B. Parker’s, Jesse Stone saga. Below is a brief plot description of the story:

Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman’s Sonnet.

That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what’s the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse’s investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further

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Today’s Quote: “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Word: Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.”

Random Thought: The best part about being old, is that I did most of my stupid stuff before the Facebook was popular…

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Reading has always been my home, my sustenance, my great invincible companion. “Book love,” Trollope called it. “It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.” Yet of all the many things in which we recognize some universal comfort – God, sex, food, family, friends – reading seems to be the one in which the comfort is most undersung, at least publicly, although it was really all I thought of, or felt, when I was eating up book after book, running away from home while sitting in that chair, traveling around the world and yet never leaving the room. I did not read from a sense of superiority, or advancement, or even learning. I read because I loved it more than any other activity on earth. –  – Anna Quindlen

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Today’s Quote:”Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

Random Thought: Back in the 50’s when we got our first TV, we cherished almost every TV show; we could never imagine today’s moronic reality TV shows…

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Today’s Quote: “There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.” ~Laurence J. Peter

Today’s Word: Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.

Random Thought: We all go through three stages in life: youth, middle age, and you still look pretty good…

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