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Word O’ The Day

Solivagant (noun): one who wanders alone  

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Barbara Stanwyck

I had only known Barbara Stanwyck as a rather severe older actress who specialized in playing overbearing matriarchs, so I was surprised to learn that she danced in the Zeigfeld Follies as a teenager. You can read about her life HERE.

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Links

Back in the days of dial-up internet connections, it could take a very long time to download a single web page. It wasn’t unusual for me to queue up a few pages, then go have a cup of coffee or watch a television show and come back when they’d finished loading. Then I discovered the …

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Word O’ The Day: “Apricity”

From Wiktionary: apricity (Noun) (obsolete) The warmth of the Sun in winter. From the Latin aprīcitās, noun of quality from aprīcus (“warmed by the sun”).    

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Wrapped with Dignity

Via Boilermaker in Florida: “My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, ‘It is a charity …

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Words

This was written by Jill Thomas Doyle: An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. A bar was walked into by the passive voice. …

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A&L

There are a lot of wonderful things on the internet, but they can be hard to find. That’s why I’d like to recommend a site to you: Arts & Letters Daily. They link to just three articles per day, one in each of the following categories: “Articles of Note,” “New Books,” and “Essays & Opinions.” …

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Remember

“If today gets difficult, remember the smell of coffee, the way sunlight bounces off a window, the sound of your favorite person’s laugh, the feeling when a song you love comes on, the color of the sky at dusk, and that we are here to take care of each other.” ~Nanea Hoffman

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Sometimes

“Sometimes, carrying on– just carrying on– is the superhuman achievement.” ~Albert Camus

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Complete Denial

Excerpted from the article Hegel and the history of human nature by Jon Stewart: This development has now culminated with a complete denial of any objective truth or validity. When this view establishes itself, people feel that they are at liberty to make up their own fiction and assert it as reality, even if their …

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Hit It!

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.” ~Elwood

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Stories

I understand the point he’s making, but I’m not sure it’s completely accurate. Listening to other people’s stories is a very human thing, and an important part of the creative process. Show me a writer, and I’ll show you a reader; show me an artist, and I’ll show you someone who frequents museums; show me …

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