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Quote of the Day: November 29, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 29, 2018

Live all you can – it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had? Henry James (1843-1916)  

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Word of the Day: November 29, 2018

Word of the Day: November 29, 2018

empathize Definition: (verb) Be understanding of. Synonyms: sympathize, understand Usage: Having changed schools several times as a child, I empathize with the transfer students. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 28, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 28, 2018

Alexander Godunov (1949) Godunov was a Russian ballet dancer and film actor whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the US and USSR. On August 21, 1979, while on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, Godunov requested […]

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Quote of the Day: November 28, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 28, 2018

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. George Eliot (1819-1880)  

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Word of the Day: November 28, 2018

Word of the Day: November 28, 2018

palmistry Definition: (noun) The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands. Synonyms: chirology, chiromancy Usage: She dabbled in fortunetelling and palmistry. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 27, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 27, 2018

Bruce Lee (1940) A cultural icon, Lee was one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. Lee, whose father was a leading actor, appeared in Hong Kong films as a child and went on to star in […]

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Quote of the Day: November 27, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 27, 2018

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)  

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Word of the Day: November 27, 2018

Word of the Day: November 27, 2018

pigeonhole Definition: (verb) Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype. Synonyms: stereotype, stamp Usage: It would be incorrect to pigeonhole her as a children’s author, since many adults also enjoy her books. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 21, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 21, 2018

René Magritte (1898) Before gaining the support of a Brussels art gallery and taking up painting full-time, Magritte earned a living designing wallpaper and advertisements. His early works were in the Cubist and Futurist styles, but he soon embraced Surrealism. […]

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Quote of the Day: November 21, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 21, 2018

He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)  

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Word of the Day: November 21, 2018

Word of the Day: November 21, 2018

carryall Definition: (noun) A capacious bag or basket. Synonyms: holdall, tote Usage: She threw her cell phone, wallet, and gym shoes into her carryall and ran out the door. Discuss.  

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2018

Selma Lagerlöf (1858) Lagerlöf was a Swedish author who is best known for her children’s book, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. While working as a teacher, Lagerlöf got her big break as a writer when chapters of her first novel, […]

by · November 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 20, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 20, 2018

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)  

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Word of the Day: November 20, 2018

Word of the Day: November 20, 2018

supernumerary Definition: (adjective) More than is needed, desired, or required. Synonyms: excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, surplus, superfluous, spare Usage: His appearance…is apt to occasion some little stir at the tea-table of a farmhouse, and the addition of a supernumerary dish […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? November 19, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 19, 2018

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (1862) Sunday was the most popular American evangelist of the World War I era, drawing an estimated 100 million people to his revival meetings. Preaching was a second career for him. Before undergoing a religious conversion, […]

by · November 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board