Word Wednesday •  “Pediculous” is my word for WordWednesday Definition-  Adjective • Infested with lice or lousy Pronunciation • Pronunciation – pe·​dic·​u·​lous | \ pi-ˈdi-kyə-ləs Usage • When you refer to some one as a lousy person you are also describing them as a  “Pediculous” individual! Closing Question • Have you ever experience a “Pediculous” situation?   My family business memoir No…

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No Bunk Truths Do you ever feel like Charlton Heston playing Moses and parting the Red Sea in the epic 1956 epic film The Tine Commandments? Many business owners are feeling other types of epic challenges of reopening and adjusting to new ways of conducting their business during the Coronavirus. To help those business owners,…

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Creative Planter You can use your “Blue Brain Creativity” to adapt and utilized a family treasure! This is the 50-year-old Italian pram that I used to walk our sons Joshua and Noah in, when they were babies. Now it holds a variety of Coleus and sweet memories each summer, on our front porch. Closing thought…

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Word Wednesday •  “Epistemology” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Noun • Philosophy, a branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge or study the nature of knowledge Pronunciation • Pronunciation – /əˌpistəˈmäləjē Usage • “Epistemology” is one of my friend Ellen’s favorite subjects. Closing Question • Why do you think “Epistemology” is essential to a continuing education?   My…

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News and Stress It seems that everyone is talking about the stress they are experiencing. My neighbor and I were discussing  how the daily news about the Coronavirus, the economy, demonstrations, deaths, students remote learning at home, and the 2020 election can spark and ignite an individual’s stress level. Social media, newspapers, radio programs, blogs, and…

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Word Wednesday •  “Estival” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Adjective • Relating to the summer season Pronunciation • Pronunciation – es·​ti·​val  \ ˈe-stə-vəl Usage • “Estival” traces back to aestas, which is the Latin word for summer. Closing Question • What is you most favorite activity, such as eating watermelon, when the “Estival” season arrives?   My family…

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Why write a book I find it fascinating that so many people are eager to know how an author writes a book. They are curious for many reason. Below are just a few: 1. They want to write a book. 2. They are thinking about writing a book. 3. They don’t know how to begin…

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Word Wednesday •  “Dulcet” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Adjective • Pleasing to the ear, sweet to the taste, pleasant or agreeable Pronunciation • Pronunciation – DUL-sut Usage • I love the summer fruits because they are deliciously “Dulcet” at this time of year! Closing Question • What do you find most “Dulcet”  to your ears or taste?  …

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Past Presidential Candidates’ Brain Color Personalities There are only 77 days until November 3rd—Election Day 2020.  I have been determining the candidates’ Brain Colors since Presidential Election of 2000. That was the contested (hanging chads) election when Al Gore, a Green Brainer  and Joe Lieberman, a Blue Brainer ran against George W. Bush, an Orange…

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Word Wednesday •  “Confabulate” is my word for WordWednesday Definition- Verb •  To chat, engage in an in informal conversations or meetings, or to fabricate imaginary experiences when there is a loss of memory Pronunciation • Pronunciation – kun-FAB-yuh-layt Usage • Because of the Coronavirus many people are missing their normal opportunities to “Confabulate” with friends, family, and…

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Full, Empty or Overflowing? People talk about their glass being 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty. However, my childhood friend Helene describe her glass as filled to the top and with bubbles overflowing the rim of the glass. Helene says, “You must keep your own glass not only full, but overflowing so you have all of…

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