Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spelling: Stationary or Stationery?

Stationary or stationery? Remember: Stationary means fixed in one place -- not moving. Think: stationary bikes are “anchored" in place, so use the letter “a.” Stationery is the paper and “envelopes” used for writing, so use “e.”

Finding or Making Happiness?

‎"Happiness comes from giving, not getting . . . to get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy we must scatter it." - John Templeton

Monday, July 16, 2012

Interesting: ANADIPLOSIS

ANADIPLOSIS is a rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -Yoda
Thank you to  Brian P. Cleary.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paul Newman

Now Playing:  
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

Coming Soon to Theater 206:
The Outsiders

Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1962 Red Corvair

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Critical Thinking

No, I won't say that -- not too often, anyway.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Word -- for me

tawpie (from Dictionary.Com)

\ TAW-pee \  , noun;

A foolish or thoughtless young person.

 Do ye no hear me, tawpie ? Do ye no hear what I'm tellin' ye?
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston
You are just idle tawpies.
-- Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, Profit and Loss
Tawpie  comes from the Swedish word tåbe  meaning "a simpleton."