Archive for August, 2018

Today’s Quote: “Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Today’s Word: Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”

Random Thought: So, if something “goes without saying”, why do people still say it?

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Today’s Quote: “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Expeditious (ex·pe·di·tious) adj. Acting or done with speed and efficiency.

Random Thought: So 100 hundred years from now will Facebook have 500 million accounts of dead people?

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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: My life has an excellent cast, but the plot keeps changing…

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Today ’s Quote: “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – George S. Patton

Today’s Word: Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.”

Random Thought: It is more impressive when people discover your good qualities without your help…

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Today’s Quote:“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” ― Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown’s Little Book of Wisdom

Today’s Word: Surreal adj. Having the disorienting quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic. “There was something surreal about the diving accident.”

Random Thought: So why does every back to school ad feature kids break-dancing and dancing in the hallways…I guess showing kids working in the classroom is just too boring.

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Today’s Quote: “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.”  ― James Freeman Clarke

Today’s Word: Perspicacious (per·spi·ca·cious) adj Having strong insight into and understanding of things. “He showed perspicacious judgment.

Random Thought: America lost a great statesman yesterday, Senator John McCain. I didn’t always agree with his politics but I always respected his character, his principles, sense of honor, his military and political service to our country, and his determination. His prognosis for recovery from brain cancer was highly doubtful, but he was determined to enjoy his life to the very end.  Thank you for your service Senator McCain, and may you rest in peace.

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Today’s Quote: “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.”

Random Thought: Good people bring out the good in people…

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Today’s Quote: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”

Random Thought: I remember when phones were dumb and people were smart… good times…

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Today’s Quote: ”Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

Random Thought: It occurred to me that Facebook is like the fridge, you know there’s nothing new in it, but you check it every ten minutes…

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Today’s Quote: ”Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”– Vernon Law

Today’s Word: Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

Random Thought: From a procrastination standpoint, yesterday was a wildly successful day…

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