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Archive for June, 2019

Today’s Quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Secular adj. 1. Worldly rather than spiritual. 2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body

Random Thought:  I’ve never experienced Windows finding a solution to a problem when a program crashes and indicates that it is searching for a solution to the problem…

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”

Random Thought:  I recently read that Apple is developing a solar vehicle…I wonder if it will have Windows!

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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: Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long, arduous, and exhausting war.

Random Thought: Keep in mind, the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap…

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Today’s Quote: “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

Today’s Word: Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Random Thought: Most mornings I rise and shine…just not at the same time…

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Today’s Quote: “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

Today’s Word: Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Random Thought: My body is like a temple…ancient and crumbling…

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Today’s Quote: “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” – Brian Tracy

Today’s Word: Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.”

Random Thought: Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with several junk-food snacks throughout the day…

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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: Pedantic adj. 1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules. “A pedantic attention to details.”

Random Thought: Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood…

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Today’s Quote: “You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.” – Michael Johnson

Today’s Word: Paradigm n. A typical example or pattern of something; a model. “The economic paradigm was flawed.”

Random Thought: Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that I use to be able to stand up without making a noise…

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Today’s Quote: “If you cannot convince them, confuse them.” Harry Truman

Today’s Word: Metonymy: a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated.
“It’s common for headline-writers to refer to the Big Three automakers—Ford, Chrysler, and GM—as ‘Detroit.’

Random Thought: I miss those Saturday mornings when deciding on a cereal to eat and what cartoons to watch were the hardest decisions of the day…

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Today’s Quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Today’s Word: Incongruous adj. 1. Lacking in harmony; incompatible. 2. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent. “A plan incongruous with reason.” 3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate. “She showed incongruous behavior.”

Random Thought: Why are the small candy bars called the “fun sizes”? A ren’t the “king-size” candy bars more fun to eat?

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