Archive for January, 2018

Today’s Quote: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” – Indira Gandhi

Today’s Word: Ostensible adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”

Random Thought: Why does Jello have a strong smell when you add the powder in the water, but when it “gels” the smell is gone?

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Today’s Quote: “We must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.” – Robert Kennedy

Today’s Word: Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.

Random Thought: Most of us don’t understand ‘alternate facts’ because we don’t live in an ‘alternate universe’…

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Today ’s Quote: “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.” — Horace

Today’s Word: Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”

Random Thought: Why is it that do-it-yourself projects never seem to be simple?

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Today’s Quote: “He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.” – Michael de Montaigne

Today’s Word: Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent.

Random Thought: If more of us were at peace with ourselves, there be a lot less noise in the world…

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Today’s Quote: “Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Random Thought: Ever notice, success always occurs in private, and failure in full view…

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Today’s Quote: “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

Today’s Word: Tenacious adj. 1. Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle: “A tenacious hold.” 2. Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action: “A tenacious legend.”

Random Thought: The best nick names are the ones that people don’t know they have…

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Today’s Quote: “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Today’s Word: acuity n. Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. “The sun’s glare can cause discomfort and reduces visual acuity.”

Random Thought: The refrigerator is a perfect example of what’s inside that matters…

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Today’s Quote: “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” -Thomas Paine

Today’s Word: Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things.

Random Thought: I find it interesting that vetting only applies to certain groups of people but not politicians…

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Today’s Quote: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

Today’s Word: Placid (plac·id) adj. 1. Satisfied; complacent. 2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.

Random Thought: One of the perks of being older is my joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service…

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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: If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame…

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