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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…

Today’s Quote: ”Life is half spent before we know what it is.” – George Herbert

Today’s Word: Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).

Random Thought: The fact that we have ‘Selfies’ speaks volumes about us and our culture…

Today’s Quote: “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s Word: Genteel (gen·teel) adj. 1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite. 2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness. 3. Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

Random Thought: Why is it that it’s good to score under par in golf but it’s bad to be “under par” in anything else…

Today’s Quote: “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” – attributed to John Wesley

Today’s Word: Enervate tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”

Random Thought: For those that think that the framers of the Constitution had military assault guns and high/large-capacity magazines in mind when penning the second amendment then you are simply Constitutionally ignorant.  And by-the-way, the second amendment is a fundamental right, not an absolute right…

Today’s Quote: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius

Today’s Word: Virulent adj. Extremely severe or harmful in its effects. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful. “Virulent criticism.”

Random Thought:  Not that long ago people posted their thoughts, ideas, and feelings in diaries and got mad when people read them. Today, we post everything on social media and get mad when people don’t read them…

Today’s Quote: “Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

Today’s Word: Enervate tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”

Random Thought: I hope people who are against amending the Second Amendment realize that the right will not shield them from the bullets of a mass shooter or random gunfire that explodes between two people in public…