“Refulgence” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun:  A brilliant, radiant or resplendent quality • Usage: The little girl’s “Refulgence” was splendid because of her face painting. • Pronunciation – rih-FULL-junss • The bride was a vision of  “Refulgence” in her wedding gown. • When do you feel a sense of  “Refulgence“ in your life?…

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The “Stay at home” order because of the Coronavirus has given people more time to connect and re-connect with family members and friends. Last Wednesday, I enjoyed a Zoom call with a group “girls” I attended Frances Willard Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, and/or Oak Park River Forest High School with. It was a…

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“Flotsom” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: Floating debris, a floating population or castaways, miscellaneous or unimportant material • Usage: The photo sadly shows the Great Pacific Garbage Patches! • Pronunciation – FLAHT-sum • I believe that we need to diligently take care of Mother Earth and not create “Flotsom” in her gifts of water,…

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Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day and what would have been my beloved mothers’ 103rd birthday. On the left is a picture of my mother and I wearing our fashionable Mother-Daughter dresses, which my mother designed and sewed. We are standing in our garden in 1948. My mother was 31 years old and I was…

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“Titivate” is my word for WordWednesday. • Verb: To add some finishing touches to, enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient. Giving a face-lift or preen • Usage: When I was a little girl I loved to watch my mother “Titivate” her make-up. • Pronunciation – tidəˌvāt • Do you take the…

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“Solecism” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: 1.  Deviating from the normal, accepted, or proper order 2. Ungrammatical combination of words 2. A minor blunder of speech 4.  A lack of decorum or  breach of etiquette • Usage: Sadly, we all are experiencing “Solecism” because of the Coronavirus. • Pronunciation – SAH-luh-siz-um • We all…

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As an educator, I want share my Brain Color Personality Tips to help you understand how your children learn best; what attributes their teachers or you, as their “stay at home teachers,” teach them, including their school work; and how parents/guardians encourage their children during the Coronavirus and when we eventually live in our new…

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“Haggadah” is my word for WordWednesday. ♦ I think we will have to amend the “Haggadah” and add the Coronavirus as the 11th Plague.  • Noun: 1. Text recited at the Seder on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover or Pesach, including a narrative of the Exodus from Egypt. 2.  Legend, parable, or anecdote used…

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I have noticed that people are worrying about a variety of issues during the Coronavirus. These observations got my Green Brain thinking about what causes people to worry and what each Brain Color personality worries about. William Ralph Inge said, “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.”   The verb worry means to give…

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“Welkin” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: Sky or heaven • Usage: The “Welkin” will ring with our joy and relief when a cure for the Coronavisus is discovered! • Pronunciation – welkən • The British pronunciation does not sound the “l” in  “Welkin”. • Enjoy the song “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” from…

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