“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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“Plenary” is my word for WordWednesday. • Adjective: Complete in every respect, fully attended or constituted by all entitled • Usage: A peaceful protest over George Floyd’s death can be considered a “Plenary”gathering. • Pronunciation – plenərē • “Plenary” sessions for businesses conferences are now being held online instead of in hotels. • Are you missing the weekly…

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As businesses re-open and changes have to be made, there is advice to help prevent issues because the Coronovirus. However, are you needing a time-tested blueprint to help you re-open, modify, build, and maintain your business successfully? My latest book, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is the perfect blueprint and solution to achieve goals…

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The photo is a variation of Pastor Niemöller famous quote: “First they came…” Pastor Niemöller (1892-1984) was one of the brave German church leaders who spoke out publicly against the Nazis’ persecution of Jews and other minority groups while Adolf Hitler was in power. He was arrested and put in a Nazi concentration camp for…

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“Gubbins” is my word for WordWednesday. • Noun: Brittish dialect for an object that has little or no value, a gadget or device, odds and ends, rubbish, and a silly person. • Usage: I think a “Gubbins” created this silly, but useful rubbish can. • Pronunciation – gəbə̇nz • During the Coronavirus quarantine I am…

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Yesterday, our neighbors, who are Air Force Veterans, asked their daughter to play Taps at 3:00 PM.  Jordan, our other neighbors, and I stopped whatever we were doing and went outside to stand on our front lawns to observe Taps across America. Taps was played twice, while we all stood at attention with our hands…

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“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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