GlobalEdSsChat My Orange Brain is excited to be a guest panelist for the GlobalEdSsChat for December 2020. The Topic will be: Building and Keeping Virtual Relationships. My friend and colleague, Leigh Cassel, who is the founder of the Digital Human Library, asked me to share my Brain Color concepts with the students. Chat questions The…

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Word Wednesday • “Tyro” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A novice, a new student, or beginner in learning Pronunciation • Pronunciation – TYE-roh Usage • The boy’s father was delighted watching his tiny “Tyro” learning how to ride his bike! Closing Question • Do you find being a “Tyro” daunting or delightful? That depends on…

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Gift Boxes The holiday season has begun and seeing gift boxes and advertisements in the newspaper and on TV and social media, I was reminded of the Mysterious Little Brown Cardboard Box story in my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense). The Mystery Begins It was the spring of 1961 and my…

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Word Wednesday • “Trivet” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A small metal, wood, porcelain plate that can flat or have short legs to put under a hot kettle, pot, platter, or dish to protect a (dining) table. It also can be a three-footed or three-legged stand or support made of iron to place over…

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  A Poem of Thankfulness Many years ago, my yoga teacher, Erinn Green, read this beautiful and inspiring poem at the end of class. I have it pasted on the mirror in our master bathroom to remind me to be thankful and grateful, even when my Blue Heart is breaking. I hope you will enjoy…

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Word Wednesday • “Multifarious” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective: Having or occurring in great variety or diversity Pronunciation • Pronunciation – Mul-tuh-FAIR-ee-us Usage • We have “Multifarious” ways to learn about the local, national, and worldwide news. Closing Question • Do you prefer  a “Multifarious” bouquet or something simple?     My family business memoir No Bunk,…

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A Negotiator An individual who helps two people or a group of people who disagree to reach a successful agreement with each other. Negotiator in your professional life In our professional lives there are times we must be a negotiator. You might be negotiating for a new job, a raise, a project, collaboration with team…

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Words Wednesday Today my words are “Honoring our Veterans.” Today is is Veterans Day a reminder of all the men and woman who have heroically served our country and enabled us to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy each day. When I was a child, the day to honor veterans was called Armistice Day. In 1921, Congress declares…

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Word Wednesday • “Erudite” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Adjective|– Having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying Pronunciation • Pronunciation – AIR-uh-dyte Usage • She admired her student’s “Erudite” behavior. Closing Question • Green Brain personalities like to think of themselves as “Erudite” individuals.   My family business memoir No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. 10% of…

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Word Wednesday • “Winterize” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Verb – (North American) to adapt or prepare a garden, house and/or an automobile for use in cold weather. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – win(t)əˌrīz   Usage •  Last Saturday, Jordan and I practiced our annual autumn “Winterize” ritual to store all of our summer garden ornaments, take out some…

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