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Quote of the Day June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

Try to discover the road to success and you’ll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind.”

   
Robert Brault

Word of the Day

fey (fay) adjective

1: Strange; unconventional; otherworldly. 2: Doomed. 3: Able to see the future.

Random Fact

On June 20, 1214 the University of Oxford receives its charter.

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Quote of the Day May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
   
Newt Gingrich

Word of the Day

stele

 Random Fact

May 9th is known as Victory Day in European countries. It marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union n the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and all post-Soviet states).

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Quote of the Day May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”
   
George Horace Lorimer

Word of the Day

geste (jest) noun 
1: A tale, especially of someone’s notable adventures or exploits.  2: Historical fiction in which the hero faces adversity with honor for romantic interest.

Random Fact

The world’s first ever jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet 1, made its first commercial flight, from London to Johannesburg on May 2, 1952.

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Quote of the Day April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.“
 ~ Arnold Glasow

Word of the Day

dendroid (DEN-droyd) Adjective

Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree.

Random Fact

In 1956, the SS Ideal X, the world’s first container ship, set sail from Port Newark in New Jersey, beginning the international standardization of shipping containers.

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Quote of the Day March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”
~ Erma Bombeck

Word of the Day

accolade (ak-uh-LAYD) noun
1: An award, honor, or an expression of praise.  2: touch on someone’s shoulders with the flat blade of a sword in the ceremony of conferring knighthood. Earlier an embrace was used instead.

Random Fact

The history of Altoids dates back to the reign of King George III. The brand was created by a London-based Smith & Company in the 1780s but eventually became part of the Callard & Bowser company in the 19th century.

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Quote of the Day March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
 ~ Lucille Ball

Word of the Day

desideratum (di-sid-uh-RAY-tuhmnoun
Something considered necessary or desirable.

Random Fact

March 21st is the common date of the March equinox (although astronomically the equinox is more likely to fall on March 20 in all but the most easterly longitudes). In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year.

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Quote of the Day February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

Think positively about yourself…. ask God who made you to keep on remaking you.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Word of the Day

desideratum (di-sid-uh-RAY-tuhm) noun
Something considered necessary or desirable.

Random Fact

The Ohio Legislature authorized the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal on February 4, 1825.

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