Archive for January, 2019

Today’s Quote: “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

Today’s Word: Peripatetic adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”

Random Thought: There ought to be a term for the moment you think you have ten more pages to read in a book and it turns out to be a preview for another book…

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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: “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls and the bane of all good society.” – Thomas Paine

Today’s Word: Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.

Random Thought: I remember when it was common for our country to govern through “Common Sense”…

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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: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

Today’s Word: Verbose (ver·bose) adj. Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy. “She was too verbose in her narrative.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that it is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere…

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Today’s Quote: “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

Today’s Word: Formative (for·ma·tive) adj. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.

Random Thought: I was at Costco the other day and thought if they started selling cars it would probably be at a good price, but you would have to buy 6 or they would all be the size of a Ford 150 truck…

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Today’s Quote: “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

Today’s Word: Acerbic adj. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression. “The director occasionally allowed an acerbic tone to an otherwise subtle dialogue.”

Random Thought: Late night television is very educational, it teaches you that you should have gone to bed earlier…

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Today’s Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

Today’s Word: Pragmatic adj. More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

Random Thought: The only problem with being retired is you never get a day off…

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Today’s Quote: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

Random Thought: Seriously, how old would you act, if you didn’t know how old you really were?

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Today’s Quote: “Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”- Confucius

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

Random Thought: There needs to be a name for the moment that you think you’ve found a parking space and it turns out to be occupied by a small car…

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