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Today’s Quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s Word: Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

Random Thought: Trump exclaimed last night at his New Hampshire rally: “Is there anything better than a Trump rally!” … First thing I thought of, was a root canal…

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Today’s Quote: “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

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

Random Thought:  Our goal each day should be, not to be distracted by all of life’s distractions…

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Today’s Quote: “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

Today’s Word: Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2. Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”

Random Thought: The most difficult part of being a Christian is our efforts to live what we profess…then it occurred to me that the same thing is true for Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics, etc…

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Today’s Quote: “Success is more attitude than aptitude.” – Peter Guber

Today’s Word: Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.”

Random Thought: You can’t always tell a book by its cover, but you can usually tell by the first three chapters, and most definitely by the last chapter…

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Today’s Quote: “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” – Josh Billings

Today’s Word: Impugn tr.v. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument: “To impugn a political opponent’s record.”

Random Thought: There are people who actually buy books not to read but to decorate their bookshelves…speaks volumes about their intelligence, or lack thereof…

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August 11, 2014

Today’s Quote: “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing

Today’s Word: Erudite adj. Deep, extensive learning. “He has a reputation as an erudite intellectual with a deep understanding of the issues.”

Random Thought: Anyone have any idea what Captain Hook’s name was before he got his hook…

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Today’s Quote: “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
– William James

Today’s Word: Gothic adj. 1. Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2. Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent

Random Thought: I find it interesting that there have been no reports in the media (including Fox News) about any Mississippians rushing to fill the jobs of the 600 people that ICE agents hauled away this week…

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