“Farrago” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: A mixture, hodgepodge, mishmash, collage, gumbo, quilt • Usage: I love my  “Farrago” of buttons from my mother and mother-in-law in my button boxes. • Pronunciation – fəˈräɡō,fəˈrāɡō • He created a delicious dinner from a  “Farrago” of leftovers from his freezer.     My family business memoir No Bunk,…

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During the Coronavirus, we have  been reminded of the lessons of humanity in the newspapers, on the television, radio and/or our phones or tablets.  Today, I thought about the inspirational anecdote my Uncle Jerry, who is my mother’s 93 year old brother, contributed to my latest book, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) Below is…

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“Parsimonious” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Stingy, thrifty, economical, frugal, tightwad, sparing, restrained • Usage: People did not like Mr. Scrooge because he was “Parsimonious” with his money. • Pronunciation – par-suh-MOH-nee-us • It is said that people who are are “Parsimonious” with their money and also “Parsimonious” with their kindness!     My family business…

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“Legerdemain” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun:  sleight of hand or a display of skill and adroitness • Usage: The magician had perfect “Legerdemain” that fascinated his audience. • Pronunciation –  lej-er-duh-MAYN • Her magical cooking and meal presentation was proof of her “Legerdemain” abilities.     My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com.…

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“Concomitant” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Naturally accompanying or associated with. • Noun: A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something. • Usage: Peanut butter has a yummy jelly “Concomitant” in a sandwich. • Pronunciation –  kənˈkämədənt • Thunder is “Concomitant” after you see lightening during a rain storm   My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is…

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I keep reading and hearing about people wanting to create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in their communities. Each time I am reminded of why I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in 1997. I wrote my “Community Parable”  because children rarely are offered opportunities to identify their own personality traits and talents.…

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“Distrait” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Agitated, delirious, distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, or hysterical • Usage: While watching a TV news broadcast her “Distrait” thoughts confused her. • Pronunciation –  di-ˈstrā • Do you have “Distrait” feeling because of the COVID19? My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from the sale of No…

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Are you missing a hug from a loved one, friend, neighbor, and/or colleague? Because of the Coronavirus many people are feeling stressed and missing healthy hugs, which are an emotional connection to others for humans, as well as some animals. I enjoyed  reading the newspaper article entitled: We’re Human, we have to hug, which caught…

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“Aglet” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: A metal or plastic tube fixed tightly around each end of a shoelace. • Usage: Today, many shoes use Velcro, instead of shoes laces with an “Aglet” on each end, to close the shoe. • Pronunciation – aɡlət • Do you remember learning how to tie your shoes with laces that had an “Aglet”…

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You know it is summertime in our home when the old Spinach Borscht pot comes out of the cabinet. My remarkable Green Brain mother-in-law, later lovingly referred to as “Grandma Lil,” gave me my 6-quart enameled Spinach Borscht pot as a bridal show gift, 53 years ago. My introduction to Spinach Borscht was in the…

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