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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Word Wednesday •  “Risible” is my word for WordWednesday Adjective • Capable of laughing, disposed to laughing, laughable, provoking laughter, associated with, relating to, or used in laughter Pronunciation • Pronunciation – RIZZ-uh-b Usage • The children were “Risible” when their teacher began to sing in class. • Do you have “Risible” situations or people that you know…

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“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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