Archive for June, 2018

Today’s Quote: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

Today’s Word: Antithesis n.pl. 1. Direct contrast; opposition. 2. The direct or exact opposite. “Hope is the antithesis of despair.

Random Thought: I am usually 90% sure that I am 80% right about my opinions…

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Today’s Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
– Will Rogers

Today’s Word: Abysmal adj. Extremely bad; appalling. “The results were pretty abysmal;” “Abysmal failure.”

Random Thought: I’ve discovered that with self-discipline almost anything is possible…developing the self-discipline appears to be the tough part…

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Today’s Quote: “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Word: Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

Random Thought: Technology during my childhood meant we had a radio, a television and one home phone…

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Today’s Quote: “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

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

Random Thought:  Every day there are people stuck in traffic on their way to a gym to ride a stationary bike…

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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: There are times when I actually have delusions of adequacy…

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Today’s Quote: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

Today’s Word: Accoutrement n. Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity. The General dressed for battle in shining accouterments.”

Random Thought: Someone recently said to me that we needed to get back to reality…I told them I would only go as a visitor…

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Today’s Quote: ”We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Today’s Word: Vernacular n. The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region. An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression. The idiom of a particular trade or profession: “In the legal vernacular

Random Thought: The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because your body and your fat have become really good friends…

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Today’s Quote: “Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers.” – Voltaire

Today’s Word: Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has Episodic migraines.”

Random Thought: To err is human, to blame someone else shows real potential as a politician…

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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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Today’s Quote: “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

Today’s word: Masticate v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.”

Random Thought: A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows when to say it…

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