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Today’s Quote: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Phalanx n. A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose. “A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.”

Random Thought:   I can remember when there were only three types of coffee: black; with cream; or with cream and sugar…

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Today’s Quote: “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” ~Harlan Miller

Today’s Word: wassail, wassailing: a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person.

My Christmas Thought to my family and friends: May the Christmas season warm your soul, bring love to your heart and may God bless each one of you in the New Year.  Merry Christmas!

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Today’s Quote: Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Wrod: Pensive adj. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful. Expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness. “She was feeling pensive after seeing an old boyfriend.”

Random Thought: So I wonder, do British people sit around trying to talk with an American accent?

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Today’s Quote: “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”
– Stephen Hawking

Today’s Word: Gratuitous adj. 1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned. 2. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: A gratuitous remark.

Random Thought: Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a multiple-choice test is absolutely petrifying…

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Today’s Quote: “Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool…

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Today’s Quote: “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” –Unknown

Today’s Word: Oxymoron [ox·y·mo·ron] 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: Do the English people eat English muffins, or are they just called muffins?

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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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